Flu deaths in Arkansas up to 122 with months left in season

Flu deaths in Arkansas up to 122 with months left in season

Ronald Pratt
February 7, 2018

Parry Sound District Health Unit says the region has seen five people die from flu-related factors.

Officials say it's not too late to get vaccinated, and that Marylanders should contact their health care provider, local health department or pharmacy about getting the shot.

The report also showed Allegheny County with the highest number of confirmed flu cases this season, at 6,286.

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"This has been an extremely rough flu season and the entire country has been hit hard", said Health Director for the Coastal Health District, Lawton Davis, M.D.

Flu activity increased from the previous week. This strain is usually associated with more severe illness in young children and adults over the age of 65.

The flu has killed a child in Maryland for the first time this season, health officials said Tuesday.

The Health Department still maintains about a third of the 122 deaths got their flu shot, based on responses from 60 percent of their families.

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