Five Deaths Associated with Flu Reported in Salt Lake County Including Two Children

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The flu season in Salt Lake County has claimed the lives of two children and three adults over the age of 50. According to Nicholas Rupp of the Salt Lake County Health Department, none of the victims had received a flu vaccine. This is a tragic reminder of the risks associated with vaccine-preventable illnesses. During the same period, 353 people in Salt Lake County have been hospitalized with influenza, and …

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Nebraska Reports Pediatric Flu Deaths, Urges Early Tamiflu Use and Vaccine Availability

OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has reported a total of three deaths in the state this flu season, with two of them being pediatric influenza-related deaths. This adds to the 20 children’s deaths from the flu that have been reported nationwide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In response to the rising number of flu-related deaths, the Nebraska DHHS recommends using antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu as …

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