610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

News

South Texas County Reports 6 Swine Flu Deaths

View Comments
File photo of equipment in a doctor's office. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

File photo of equipment in a doctor’s office. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8PHOTOS: The Bikini: from the '50s to Now

77820352_8Meet The 6-10s

77820352_8Best 7 Events At The Astrodome

77820352_8World Cup's Hottest Fans

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8Is Chandler Parsons Dating A Kardashian??

77820352_8Nicki Minaj's Booty Takes Over Her Album Cover

77820352_8The Worst Things You Can Do On A First Date

77820352_8Local Gas Station Clerk/MMA Fighter Takes Down Thieves

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A South Texas county has confirmed six deaths from swine flu since Thanksgiving.

Officials with the Hidalgo (hih-DAL’-goh) County Health and Human Services in Edinburg on Thursday announced the six deaths from the H1N1 influenza strain.

Chief administrative officer Eduardo Olivarez says the victims included five adults and one child — age 7. All six victims had previous health conditions such as diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said Texas is one of a handful of states with “high” activity of influenza-like illnesses. Current flu vaccines are designed to protect against H1N1.

Child flu deaths must be reported to Texas health officials, but adult flu deaths are not tracked statewide.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus