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Pennsylvania child dies of the flu

Pennsylvania state health officials have affirmed the first pediatric death related with influenza this season. The death was reported to the state in the last week, said Nate Wardle, press secretary for the Department of Health. Because of privacy laws, no other information, including the child’s exact age, underlying health conditions, or whether the child had been vaccinated will be released, he said. There have additionally been 24 adult flu deaths this season, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. During the most recent week, the flu has been increasing…

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Explaining the truth behind flu numbers in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Center For Disease Control and Prevention’s week after week influenza report is out and this year, Colorado seems to be getting hit especially hard. When you walk into the El Paso County Health Department, you’re welcomed with tissues, hand sanitizer, and confront veils. This is on the grounds that they need to prevent people from becoming a flu statistic. The CDC reports 84,000 Americans have been hospitalized in three months. Haley Zachary, a disease expert in El Paso County, says those numbers definitely show we’re…

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