DCHHS Reports 12th and 13th Flu Deaths in Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services reported its 12th and 13th flu-related deaths in Dallas County for the 2016-17 season.

According to a DCHHS statement, the 84-year-old and 82-year-old residents of Carrollton and Balch Springs died after complications from the seasonal flu.

The DCHHS has not provided any additional information for medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons.

DCHHS reported for the year 2014-2015, there were 19 flu-related deaths for adults in Dallas County. DCHHS Director Zachary Thompson said the DCHHS’ sympathies go out to the families and loved ones of the individuals who passed.

“These deaths are an unfortunate reminder that the flu virus is circulating in Dallas County, and does have the potential to cause severe illness and death,” Thompson said.

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