Second flu death of the season reported in Monroe County

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FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot from a vaccine vial at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. Preliminary figures released Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 suggest this winter’s vaccine is 47 percent effective overall in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor’s […]

A second person has died from the flu in Monroe County this season.

The health department reports the patient who died was over the age of 85.

So far this season, there have been 1,828 confirmed cases of the flu in Monroe County with nearly all the cases being Flu A.

Both deaths have been adults over the age of 50. No further information has been released regarding their cases.

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