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Home | News | El Paso’s Flu-Related Death Tally Now at 18, Including Toddler
Flu virus | Graphic courtesy CDC

El Paso’s Flu-Related Death Tally Now at 18, Including Toddler

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health confirms that the number of flu-related deaths in El Paso has climbed to 18 with a small child being one of the latest victims of the virus.

A woman in her 40s is the first flu-related death involving an individual without underlying medical conditions.

Additionally, a boy under the age of five also died and was listed with only one medical condition; and a woman in her 60’s – who had underlying medical conditions – has become the 18 flu-related death in El Paso this season.

Public Health officials continue to urge medical providers to test for the flu and to prescribe antivirals when possible. They also encourage El Paso residents to be vaccinated and to practice the “4 C’s.”

  1. CLEAN – Wash your hands often. Scrub hands for at least 30 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
  2. COVER – Cover your cough. Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Don’t have a tissue? The crook of your elbow will do.
  3. CONTAIN – Contain germs by steering clear of others who are sick. If you’re sick, stay home until you’re well.
  4. CALL – Call or see a doctor if you or your child has a fever greater than 100 degrees.

The table below describes all 18 confirmed flu-related cases reported so far this season.

  1. Female 50’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  2. Male 90’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  3. Male 90’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  4. Male 80’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  5. Male 80’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  6. Female 80’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  7. Female 70’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  8. Male 80’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  9. Male 80’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  10 Male 50’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  11. Female 70’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  12. Female 70’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  13. Male 80’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  14. Male 60’s Underlying Medical Conditions
  15. Female 50’s Underlying Medical Conditions
NEW 16. Female 40’s No Underlying Medical Conditions
NEW 17. Male Under 5 Underlying Medical Condition
NEW 18. Female 60’s Underlying Medical Conditions

The mission of the City of El Paso Department of Public Health is to provide Public Health related research, evaluation, education, prevention, intervention, and preparedness services.

For more information on the programs and services we provide, please call 2-1-1 or visit the Health Department’s website.

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