Collin County Health Reports Five Flu-Related Deaths


Health officials reported 23 deaths last week. There have been 45 deaths total in the state.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season nationwide is far worse than what they saw a year ago at this time.

That's more than twice the 17 flu-related deaths reported in the entire 2016-17 season, health officials said.

Last year, 12 states had widespread cases, but this year the flu is widespread throughout the continental United States including Alaska. The Ashtabula County Health Department said the person was over 65 years old.

The number of flu deaths in Collin and Dallas counties combined reached 86 this week.

Established in 1954, Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) is committed to protecting health, promoting wellness and preventing disease to ensure a healthy future for the Oklahoma County-area community.

More news: Google Constricts YouTube Rules in cleaning up for Advertisements
More news: Facebook photo showing murder weapon helps police to arrest friend-killer
More news: Dylan Farrow: 'I'm telling the truth'

You can get a flu shot at many drugstores, retail stores, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and doctors' offices.

More than 400 people have died from the flu around the country.

Symptoms of the flu include fever, headache, cough, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue and muscle aches.

Pour said the flu virus constantly changes and that it is not too late to get vaccinated.

A nurse draws a dose of flu vaccine. Getting the flu can be serious. The cost is $10 and up, depending on insurance.

The deadly flu season continues in North Texas.