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New Castle Woman is Delaware's Second Flu-Related Death

1/12/2017
According to an article in The News Journal, a 98 year old New Castle County woman on Monday became the second state resident to die from flu during the 2016-17 season. the woman, who was diagnosed with influenza strain A, had multiple health issues and the flu contributed to her death, according to state officials. 
 
The first flu fatality came a month ago when an 87-year-old New Castle County man with multiple serious underlying conditions died after contracting Influenza A.

January typically is the worst month for flu infections, partly because many people travel during the holidays and bring illnesses home with them, and partly because more people are inside and exposed to larger numbers of people in confined spaces than they would be in warmer months.

State health officials are urging Delawareans to take the necessary precautions to ensure their health throughout the winter months, and that includes being vaccinated if they have not yet been. Read more.