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First flu-related death of season reported in New Hampshire

First flu-related death of season reported in New Hampshire

Victim is adult from Rockingham County

First flu-related death of season reported in New Hampshire

Victim is adult from Rockingham County


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CARE IN BEDFORD SAYS THEY HAVE NOTICED THE UPTICK – BUT ARE URGING PEOPLE IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET VACCINATED. THE FLU IS NOW WIDESPREAD IN 45 STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY…THE CDC REPORTING THIS YEAR’S FLU SEASON áCOULD BE ONE OF THE WORST IN DECADES! ((JOE MANGUM/PA-C)) THIS MAP FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SHOWING ACUTE RESPIRATORY ILLNESS ACTIVITY, WHICH INCLUDES THE FLU – IS HIGH AT THE SEACOAST AND ELEVATED IN COOS, GRAFTON, SULLIVAN AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES. NATIONALLY – AT LEAST 29-HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM INFLUENZA SO FAR THIS SEASON. THE C-D-C ESTIMATES THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST 6-POINT-4 MILLION FLU ILLNESSES AND 55- THOUSAND HOSPITALIZATIONS. NO DEATHS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE SO FAR THIS SEASON… BUT MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ARE NOTICING AN INCREASE IN CASES. THAT’S THE CASE NATIONALLY AS WELL… THE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGIES AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES SAYS THE NATION IS ON TRACK FOR A YEAR AS SEVERE AS THE SEASON IN 2017 TO 2018 — WHICH WAS THE DEADLIEST IN MORE THAN FOUR DECADES. MEDICAL PROFESSIONA

First flu-related death of season reported in New Hampshire

Victim is adult from Rockingham County

New Hampshire health officials have announced the first flu-related death in the state this season.>> Download the FREE WMUR appOfficials with the Department of Health and Human Services said an adult in Rockingham County died after contracting the influenza virus. >> Additional information from health officialsNo pediatric flu-related deaths have been reported. Flu activity is considered widespread in New Hampshire and 45 other states, health officials said.Officials said the illness is especially dangerous for the young, the old and those with underlying health concerns.The flu is most contagious in the first 24 to 48 hours of infection, often before people realize they have it. Experts said that’s why washing hands and covering coughs are so important.Those with the flu should stay home from school or work until they’re fever-free for at least 24 hours. It’s also not too late to get the vaccine, either as a shot or nasal spray. A recent WMUR report about flu activity in the state can be seen in the video player.

MANCHESTER, N.H. —

New Hampshire health officials have announced the first flu-related death in the state this season.

>> Download the FREE WMUR app

Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services said an adult in Rockingham County died after contracting the influenza virus.

>> Additional information from health officials

No pediatric flu-related deaths have been reported.

Flu activity is considered widespread in New Hampshire and 45 other states, health officials said.

Officials said the illness is especially dangerous for the young, the old and those with underlying health concerns.

The flu is most contagious in the first 24 to 48 hours of infection, often before people realize they have it. Experts said that’s why washing hands and covering coughs are so important.

Those with the flu should stay home from school or work until they’re fever-free for at least 24 hours. It’s also not too late to get the vaccine, either as a shot or nasal spray.

A recent WMUR report about flu activity in the state can be seen in the video player.

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