Four Deaths Recorded in El Paso Due to Flu

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Four people have died due to flu in El Paso County in this flu season.

A lady in her 60’s had underlying medical conditions. Total 5,683 cases have been reported in the El Paso area as compared to 4,140 flu cases and 18-flu-related deaths at this time last year.

Fernando Gonzalez, Lead Epidemiologist, said that while temperature continue to rise, there is still a concern that the flu virus is still circulating. “ We extend our condolences to this woman’s family and friends as we continue to work daily on preventing this type of disease,” said Gonzalez.

Health officials have given some notes about the ways on how private citizens can help in the effort to reduce the number of flu cases. If citizens follow ‘4 Cs’ it will be effective to prevent the spread of the flu virus.

1. CLEAN – Wash hands frequently. Scrub hands for at least 30 seconds with soap and water. Alcohol based hand cleaner will be better.

2. COVER – Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue to cover your mouth. If there is no tissue cover it with hand and wash your hands again.

3. CONTAIN - Contain germs by steering clear of others who are sick. If you feel sick, stay at home till you feel better again. This way you avoid spreading more germs.

4. CALL - If you or your kid has a fever of gre… MORE

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