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Flu-Related Deaths in Dallas County Reach 26

fluDALLAS (AP) — Dallas County has confirmed 26 flu-related deaths as health officials urge people to get vaccinated.

Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services on Friday announced nine additional flu deaths. Authorities earlier in the week announced 17 confirmed flu deaths. Dallas County’s latest report covers flu cases reported since mid-September.

The Texas Department of State Health Services on Thursday unveiled a 30-second public service announcement urging people to get flu shots. This year’s vaccine includes protection against H1N1, commonly known as swine flu.

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  • walterc

    “flu-related deaths”

    You may have noticed that this article discusses death not from the flu. It was flu RELATED deaths. We have no idea what the person actually died from. The hospital did not release that information. We are only told that adults – who happened to have the flu – died. This is a scare tactic to get you to get the flu vaccine. Don’t do it. You have more likelihood of dying from the shot than the actual flu that kills very few people by itself. While they report a mere 36,000 die from the flu each year (statistically zero), they admit that even that number is an uneducated guess. Truth is few if ANYONE ever dies of the flu. They die from secondary complications believed to be associated with influenza. All a game to make money for pharmaceutical companies.

    Based on an August 27, 2010 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report… “CDC estimates that from the 1976-1977 season to the 2006-2007 flu season, flu-ASSOCIATED deaths ranged from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people.

  • TheScottishWeasel

    It’s TEXAS! we can only hope the whole state dies so we can finally make good use of it and make something useful like a large parking lot for Mexico.

  • TheScottishWeasel

    Walter is right. Flu shots are a joke, and rarely cover the type of flu that end up attacking us.