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Friday, January 3, 2014

USA, Texas : Hidalgo County records six deaths from flu

Via My San Antonio, excerpt :

Influenza is on the rise across Texas, and Hidalgo County is witnessing the deadly consequences.

As of Thursday, Hidalgo County Health and Human Services reported six people have died, including a 7-year-old, from the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.
“While the deaths are certainly tragic, the number of cases falls within the average range of annual fatalities during flu season,” according to an HHS statement.
The five adults had pre-existing medical conditions, such as morbid obesity and diabetes, that made them more vulnerable, officials said. The number of deaths from flu in the county can usually range between 11 and 137."

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