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Flu claims 3 lives in southern Nevada

Las Vegas - Three southern Nevadans have died as a result of the flu in the past few weeks, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

One of the deaths occurred in a child 4 years or younger, the two other deaths were in adults between the ages of 50 to 64 years old.

“These flu-related deaths are tragic reminders that influenza is a serious illness,” said Dr. Joe Iser, Chief Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District. “Young children, older adults, and people with certain health conditions may be more at risk for complications."

As of Dec. 22, the health district has received reports of 68 people being hospitalized for the flu. According to the district, flu season typically peaks in January and February in Nevada, but there is still time to get a vaccination. You can visit the district's flu clinic page for more information.


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