Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Seasonal Flu: Indiana Up To 40 Deaths from 21 Deaths on 1/15

Previousy posted here:

January 15, 2013
[I reported on January 9th, 10 deaths in Indiana.  That post is located here.  Today,, 6 days later,  I report 21 dead.]

INDIANAPOLIS - The number of flu-related deaths in Indiana jumped to 21 on Monday, state health officials said.

Two children are among those who have succumbed to the illness, which has infected thousands across the country.
January 23, 2013

Flu death toll rises to 40 in Indiana

Flu has claimed the lives of another 13 people in the state this week and five in Marion County alone, Indiana health officials report, which brings the total death toll this season to 40. -snip-
Thirty-eight of those who died had underlying medical conditions and some had multiple problems. Fourteen of those who died had received the flu vaccine, 10 had not, and vaccination status was not known for the other 16, the state's report said.

All of those who died in the past week were adults, 11 of them over the age of 65. This season there have been two flu-related child deaths.

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