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At least 5 dead in Texas from
H1N1 flu; what you need to know

CBS News, by Anna Werner

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/25/2013 7:36:18 PM

One of the biggest health concerns each winter is flu season. And the Centers for Disease Control says the flu is widespread in four southern states: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. In some cases, it has turned deadly. At least five people have died from flu in Texas -- all from swine flu. Health authorities say this year´s flu vaccine can prevent swine flu and several other flu strains, if people get vaccinated. Last year, according to the CDC, only 45 percent of Americans got the flu shot. Dr. Christopher Perkins, medical director for Dallas County Health and Human Services, said, “When things are quiet, people tend to let their

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When I had my annual physical last week, was asked if I wanted flu shot. I asked if nurse had had one. Their negative response spoke volumes. What odd to me about these shots is how much they are pushed on US each year when many times the "mis" isn´t correct for that year´s strain. Well, I go back on Friday. Might change mind since this is happening in one´s own backyard.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Intentional, 12/25/2013 7:55:52 PM     (No. 9667815)

The population of Texas is over 26 million. 5 people have died from the flu. Hardly an epidemic.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 12/25/2013 8:44:23 PM     (No. 9667836)

Here´s the thing, getting the flu shot probably helps everyone more than it helps you, it improves the "herd immunity" so lots of different flus have trouble spreading.

It´s no guaranty to any individual.

I don´t get them, but I guess I´m glad some others do. Your mileage may vary.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/25/2013 9:09:37 PM     (No. 9667852)

Its a little disconcerting that several of these deaths are just a few miles from my home here at the medical center I have been to dozens of times.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeff100, 12/26/2013 1:25:26 AM     (No. 9667945)

I´m concerned about zombies.....

But what if zombies also have the flu? OMG!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bison65, 12/26/2013 1:31:27 AM     (No. 9667946)

Should we trust any federal agency? The CDC pushing health alerts to help promote ObamaCare, the EPA using a heavy hand to control individuals, business, and farmers, the IRS now aligned with the FEC to bias elections and do harm to conservative candidates and organizations, NOAA altering climate date to make man-made global warming look anything but the political science it is and strong arming the fishing industry. We are witnessing the systematic destruction of the fabric of this country. To say nothing of the war on Christians.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/26/2013 4:29:39 AM     (No. 9667968)

I always get the flu shot since I am in contact with lots of people every day. Last year even though I got the shot, I got a mind case of the flu. The doctor told me I had strain A which was not in the vaccine for that year. Thanks to Tamiflu, I was fine in a few days. I hate the flu.

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