A nationwide flu outbreak is showing no sign of easing up as at least two more deaths associated with the flu have been reported in Harris and Galveston Counties, according to ABC13.
In Harris County the number of flu-related deaths is now three, one more from what was reported last month, officials told ABC13.
In Galveston County, officials said a 48-year-old woman died in late January after contracting the flu. The second death in that area this season.
According to click2houston.com, more than 3,500 confirmed cases of the flu have been reported in Galveston County this season.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the flu is widespread across America this year and possibly won’t peak until March.
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1⃣ Get yourself & your family a flu shot
2⃣ Take everyday preventive actions
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— CDC (@CDCgov) February 6, 2018
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— CDC (@CDCgov) February 5, 2018
You can reduce your risk of getting the #flu through everyday good health habits. Please stay home if you are sick to help prevent spreading respiratory viruses to others. We also recommend you frequently wash your hands. Cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze.
— Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector) February 3, 2018
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— HSE National Immunisation Office (NIO) (@HSEImm) February 7, 2018
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