Flu Cases Rising in Texas Panhandle

Delaware Public Media

As of February 16, 2018, NMDOH reports 28 season-to-date flu outbreaks in long-term care facilitates (LTCFs), thirty-four flu-related deaths, all in adults, and 100 pneumonia-related deaths.

More than 74,000 flu cases have been reported since October 1.

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The number of flu-related deaths statewide is at 132.

Local teachers are taking precautions to help eliminate the spread of the flu. Doctors tell us there are four strains of flu, and you can get the flu a couple of times in the same season. The most recent numbers (Feb. 4-10) showed an upward trend in new lab-confirmed cases with more than 1,000 in the week.

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They also urged the public to get vaccinated and reminded everyone that free flu vaccines can be found at all public health clinics.

"What may be circulating through our community may be different in another community and that's why it's particularly important that people go and get tested if they have symptoms consistent with the flu", Shah said.

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The vaccine offers the best protection from the flu and reduces severe outcomes should an individual become ill with the flu.

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