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Press Releases

    Two Additional Flu-Related Deaths in El Paso

    Public Health
    El PASO, Texas – The Department of Public Health has recorded two more flu-related deaths in El Paso this season with both cases involving men in their 90’s who had received the flu vaccine but who had underlying medical conditions.

    Public Health Issues Flu Season Advisory

    Public Health
    El PASO, Texas – 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. With 1,163 confirmed cases reported so far this flu season, as compared to 252 cases at this time last year, public Health officials are recommending that health care providers who diagnose patients with the flu consider beginning the use of antivirals as soon as possible in order to reduce the severity of the disease.

    First Flu-Related Death this Season

    Public Health
    EL PASO, Texas – The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has recorded the first flu-related death in the area this season. The case involves a woman in her 50’s who had underlying medical conditions who had had not received a flu vaccine this season.

    Tuberculosis Screening Yields Two Positive Test Results in YISD Investigation

    Public Health
    Today, the Department of Public Health (DPH) announced two individuals have tested positive for Tuberculosis (TB) infection in the recent investigation involving Hanks High School. The department identified 140 individuals who may have been exposed to a person at the school who was diagnosed with active TB disease and a 138 individuals have been screened. Tests revealed two positive results.

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