• October 29, 2020

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El Paso records first Flu-Associated death this season

The City of El Paso Department of Public Heath (DPH) announced Monday that one person has died as a result of complications related to the influenza virus. This is the first flu-associated death in the El Paso area, and involves a man in his 70’s who had underlying medical conditions. “Although this gentleman was a […]Read More

EPFD Vaccinations Program extended through Spring

As the Public Health Department recently reported that El Paso flu cases are up nearly 90 percent from the last flu season, the El Paso Fire Department has extended their Vaccinations for Health program through March. Officials with the El Paso Fire Department are encouraging the community to take advantage of the popular Vaccinations for Health program. […]Read More

El Paso flu activity up over 90% over 2018; Six

The number of flu cases continues to rise in El Paso, with the majority of cases being children between one and nine years old. The Department of Public Health has received reports of more than 700 cases of influenza reported so far this season. That’s compared to 372 cases recorded at the same time last […]Read More

Fifth Flu-related Death Reported in El Paso

An elderly man’s death marks the fifth flu-related death in the El Paso area this season. “We continue to see an unusually high number of flu cases being reported for this time of year,” said Fernando Gonzalez, Lead Epidemiologist. “Our residents need to continue to practice prevention techniques and be vigilant when it comes to […]Read More

Fourth Flu-related death reported in El Paso

On Monday, officials with the Department of Public Health announced that a fourth person has succumbed to the flu virus this season. It is unknown if the man, who was in his early 90s, had received the flu vaccine this season; however, public health officials confirmed the man had underlying medical conditions. “Our investigation has […]Read More

El Paso Records Third Flu-Related Death

The death of an elderly woman has brought the number of flu-related deaths in the area so far this season to three. The City of El Paso Department of Public Health officials say the woman was in her mid-80s and had not been vaccinated against the influenza virus. Officials also point out that she did […]Read More

Immunize El Paso: Flu Vaccines Still Available

Officials with Immunize El Paso say it is not too late to get protected against the flu, with vaccination being the best preventative measure. “There are several ways to prevent the flu, with the most effective being timely vaccination,” said Dusty Warden, Outreach Coordinator with Immunize El Paso. “Additional methods include avoiding contact with sick […]Read More

El Paso Ends Year with High Flu Activity, One Flu

On Monday, officials with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health confirmed state and national reports that the area has seen a significant amount of flu activity in the region, and that one man has been confirmed as a the first flu-related death this season. The first flu-related death involves a man in […]Read More