Health Officials Report Four More Dallas County Flu Deaths

Dallas County Health and Human Services said Monday that the county has seen four more flu-related deaths, bringing the total for the year to 78. The patients, which already carried high-risk health conditions, died after complications related to the flu. The ages of the four were 66, 94, 92, and 90. “Flu season has not ended therefore individuals in (high-risk) groups should continue to take precaution,” Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS health authority and medical director, said in a statement. Flu-related deaths were heaviest in Dallas County during January, but this season’s strand has continued to produce problems. Type A flu… Full Story

This Has Been A Very Bad Flu Season, and Texas Appears To Be Ground Zero

On Friday, Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed flu-related death numbers 53 and 54 on the season. The patients were 61 and 84 years old. As is often the case, both were already afflicted with high-risk health conditions, and died of complications related to the seasonal flu. This year’s fatality total is higher than the last three seasons combined, and one less than the 2013-2014 season, when 55 people died. The deaths are only one metric of a torrid flu season, however, and there’s another that might better show just how bad it’s been here in Dallas-Fort Worth and… Full Story