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Top Stories: Seven More People Died From Flu In Dallas County, Bringing Total To 18

Jan 9, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Dallas County Health and Human Services has reported seven more flu-related deaths in the county, bringing the total number in the county to 18 this season.

Six of the patients were residents of Dallas and one patient was a resident of Garland. All patients had high risk health conditions and died after complications from the flu.

According to the CDC, Texas is experiencing widespread flu activity. Learn more about how to protect yourself.

Other stories this morning: 

  • Dallas City Council members say they feel blindsided after Dallas Police changed how it enforces panhandling ordinances.
  • The Irving-based Boy Scouts of America recently launched an effort in some area schools to introduce more kids to scouting. 

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