Flu Continues its Attack on Delaware

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The flu continues to hit Delaware hard – and will likely continue to do so for several more weeks.  Through January 20th there have been over 1289 lab confirmed cases of the flu in the First State – with Sussex County coming in at the second highest – with 437.  Sussex County had its first flu related death on January 24th – in a 76 year old man who had other underlying health conditions.  There have been two other deaths – both in elderly people in New Castle County.  Delaware Public Health officials urge anyone who has not gotten a flu shot to get one – it may not stop you from getting the flu, but it can reduce the symptoms you feel and the length of time you are sick.