Flu-related deaths in state increase to 47 Wednesday

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Three additional people have died in connection with the flu outbreak, said officials with the Indiana State Department of Health Wednesday.

A total of 47 people Indiana have now died due to flu-related illnesses.

Health officials said a majority of the deceased individuals had underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma and renal disease.  A large majority of the deaths were people older than 65 years old.

State health officials told Fox59 the flu deaths do not appear to be concentrated in any single corner of the state.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this year’s flu season began earlier than usual and quickly became severe, with outbreaks reported nationwide.

Symptoms of influenza include: high fever, headache, fatigue, cough, muscle aches and sore throat. Health officials encourage anyone experiencing these symptoms to contact their health care provider.

The CDC recommends everyone six months old and older get vaccinated. If you haven’t gotten an annual flu vaccine, it’s not too late, doctors say. To further protect yourself, try to avoid anyone who is sneezing and coughing, and wash your hands.

1 Comment

  • Jamey Vernon

    So hears my question how many of the deaths had a flu shot. I'm 24years old never in my life had a flu shot. If you wont i can pullup my medical records and prove this and iv never been sick from the Flu nether in my whole life. Do the people that get the Flu shot really even know whats in the Flu shots. Take the time to look it up. And you will be shocked to know how many poisons that are in one shot. There's enuf poison in there. If u would ingest some of these poison its enuf to kill you in seconds and there putting enuf of some of these poison that could kill 10 Football players in there tracks with one shot. I'm willing to bet every death in the state of Indiana had a Flu shot.

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