Flu death reported in Lane County

An assisted living facility resident has died from the flu, in the first flu-related death reported this year in Lane County.

Posted: Wed Jan 17 08:17:36 PST 2018
Updated: Wed Jan 17 08:17:36 PST 2018

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calling donald trump junior treasonous. in case you missed the top of our 5 a-m show, we told you new information on the first flu death this year in lane county. the patient lived at an assisted living facility in eugene. kezi nine news this morning digs deeper into the 7 flu outbreaks in lane county right now. reporter rachel maurer is live outside the lane county public health building in eugene. rachel, what are you finding out? the 7 flu outbreaks are at assisted living facilities in eugene and springfield. take a look at my i-pad here. we investigated and found there are at least 13 assisted living facilities listed on the oregon department of human service's website. at 5, i showed you this cdc map. it shows you how severe the flu is across the country. red states have the most flu cases. and you see oregon is in the red. in years' past, the flu has caused a rush on flu shots. but, this season, there isn't a shortage of flu vaccines in lane county. "there's no shortage this year. anyone that's been in this business know that we've had years of shortages and it seems as the when the shortages come more and more people want to get vaccinated. so be thankful that we don't have a shortage now." here's another reason to take the flu seriously. lane county public health officials say it cost taxpayers 13 million dollars a year in outpatient and inpatient treatment. reporting live in eugene,
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