• December 2, 2020

Tags : flu

Second Flu-Related Death this Season Reported in El Paso

An El Paso woman in her mid-20s is the second flu-related death in the area so far this season. City of El Paso Department of Public Health officials say the woman had no known underlying medical conditions. Additionally, epidemiologist investigating the case say the woman had been vaccinated against the influenza virus. “As public health […]Read More

El Paso’s Flu-Related Death Count Now Stands at 13

Two newly confirmed flu-related deaths has brought the total to 13 so far this season. The Department of Public Health has received reports that a woman in her 70’s and a man in his 80’s have both died. Both had underlying medical conditions. “Our thoughts and sentiments are with the families and loved ones of […]Read More

Eighth Flu-Related Death Reported in El Paso; 3300+ Flu Cases

The Department of Public Health has received a report of an additional flu-related death in the area. This bring the total of flu-related deaths reported to the Department of Public Health to eight. Officials say the latest reported flu-related death is a man in his 80’s, who had underlying medical conditions. “As the list of […]Read More

Immunize El Paso Secures Additional Flu Vaccine

With El Paso County reporting nearly a tripling in flu cases compared to last year, Immunize El Paso is stepping up efforts to ensure borderland residents get protected. The non-profit immunization group recently received a shipment of over 2,000 flu vaccines for adults, and has an additional stockpile reserved exclusively for children who do not […]Read More

Department of Health Issues ‘Health Advisory’ Over Flu in Region

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health is issuing a health advisory to local physicians and healthcare providers regarding the increase in flu activity and a particular strain that can have severe effects on those with weaker immune systems. “We want our local community to be especially sensitive to those with chronic conditions […]Read More

Second Flu-Related Death in El Paso Reported

Less than a week after the first flu-related death was identified in El Paso, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health has confirmed a second flu-related fatality. This second death this season involves a woman in her 80’s who had underlying medical conditions. It is not known if she had received a flu […]Read More

Doctors Warn Against Overdosing on Cold and Flu Medications

HENDERSON, Nev. – Cold and flu season is officially here, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans catch about 1 billion colds every year. Seven in 10 use over-the-counter medications to treat the symptoms. Many of these meds – from cough syrup and throat lozenges to nasal sprays – contain the […]Read More