19 Flu Related Deaths Confirmed


Published 01/07 2014 10:24AM

Updated 01/07 2014 10:25AM

Health officials in Dallas and Denton counties have confirmed 19 flu-related deaths as medical experts urge people to get vaccinated.

Dallas County Health and Human Services confirms 17 flu-related deaths in the 2013-2014 flu season. On Monday, the Garland Health Department reported the most recent deaths were two patients younger than 50 who had no underlying health conditions.

The Denton County Health Department on Monday confirmed the deaths of one adult and a girl. Both of the Denton County patients were from the Carrollton area and had underlying medical problems.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said medical providers are seeing an increase in flu across the state. Current vaccines are designed to protect against H1N1, commonly known as swine flu.

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