Flu

Public Health New Mexico
3:15 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Chicken Soup For The Influenza-Riddled Soul

Credit Univ. of Melbourne - public domain

In California, at least eight people have died from the flu. In North Texas, 19 deaths.

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Public Health New Mexico
3:07 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Native Americans At Higher Risk For Flu Complications

An Educational Poster On Seasonal Flu Specifically Targeting Native Americans
Credit Centers for Disease Control

Health Departments in the Southwest are beginning to see some of the first flu cases of the season. Officials warn there are many populations at higher risk for health complications for the flu.

One high-risk group is Native Americans. However, the reason why isn’t fully understood.

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Local News
5:22 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

State Reports Two Deaths Related To Flu

The New Mexico Department of Health reports two children have died from flu in the state in the past month, bringing the number of influenza related deaths in New Mexico to 89 since the beginning of the flu season.

Dr. Chad Smelser is an epidemiologist with the Department of Health. He says the number of deaths this year is somewhat elevated in comparison to previous years.

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