Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
While doctors don’t underestimate the viciousness of the Ebola virus they say the greater threat to public health, by far, is influenza. They’re concerned fears about Ebola will make people forget to get vaccinated.
A Denton woman that was in a medically induced coma for over a month, diagnosed with H1N1, died Friday night.
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.
The flu virus continues to be deadly across the DFW area, and now local health officials are concerned that the height of the epidemic has not even hit North Texas yet.
Many people across North Texas are struggling to find the flu shot. However, local health officials said that there are still plenty of doses available throughout the area.
For the first time this season, Collin County and Hunt County are reporting flu-related deaths. A total of 34 people in North Texas have now died after flu-related complications.
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.
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.
As the flu continues to spread across North Texas one woman says a deadly strain of the H1N1 virus killed her otherwise healthy husband.
Texas first lady Anita Perry has joined forces with state health officials to urge people to get flu shots.
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.