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Flu Deaths

North Texas mother and grandmother Stacey Parker died from the flu. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Family Warning Others After Wife & Mother Loses Flu Battle

A North Texas mother of three has died from the flu. Now her family is sharing their traumatic experience and encouraging others to take this year’s dangerous strain of influenza seriously.

CBSDFW.COM–01/27/2014

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Rush For Flu Vaccine Continues Across North Texas

The number of people dying from the flu has gone up again in North Texas. Both Collin and Hunt County reported their first flu-related deaths of the season on Monday.

CBSDFW.COM–01/13/2014

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Fear Of Flu Leads Many To Get Vaccinated As Hospitalizations, Deaths Rise

Dallas County and other North Texas health departments are overrun with people — who are only now getting vaccinated for fear they’ll get the flu. The rush comes even though health officials have urged people to get their shot since last September.

CBS 11–01/10/2014

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Death Of City Worker Investigated As Possibly Flu-Related

Fort Worth health workers are looking into what may be another flu-related death.

CBS 11–01/10/2014

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H1N1 Claims Life Of 41-Year-Old North Texas Father

As the flu continues to spread across North Texas one woman says a deadly strain of the H1N1 virus killed her otherwise healthy husband.

CBS 11–01/09/2014

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Hospital Issues Flu Alert To Leave Kids At Home

Cities across North Texas are taking strong measures to try to stop the spread of the flu. In fact, some hospitals are asking people to leave their children at home when they visit patients.

CBSDFW.COM–01/07/2014

A nurse draws a dose of flu vaccine. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

As Kids Head Back To School, Flu Worries Follow

The flu is spreading rapidly in North Texas. Late last week, there were seven hundred cases. As of Monday, the number has grown to more than 18-hundred confirmed cases.

01/07/2014

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Texas H1N1 Deaths Prompt Some To Get Flu Vaccinations

Texas already has a higher than average number of flu cases. In fact, averages here are some of the highest in the country. Now, a particularly dangerous and deadly strain of the flu is spreading across the state.

CBSDFW.COM–12/20/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

1st Adult Flu-Related Death Reported In Dallas County

Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting the county’s first known adult flu-related death for the 2013-2014 flu season.

CBSDFW.COM–10/14/2013

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Health Officials: Except In Texas, Worst Of Flu Season May Be Over

The worst of the flu season appears to be over. The number of states reporting intense or widespread flu dropped again last week, except in Texas where flu activity was still high.

02/08/2013

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CDC: Flu Deaths Increase “Sharply” As Epidemic Continues

A flu epidemic continues to hit the United States, according to newly released statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the week of January 6-12, 8.2 percent of all deaths were tied to influenza and pneumonia.

01/18/2013