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December 18, 2014 at 6:16 AM

More reports of flu-like illnesses; sickness closes Kirkland school

The Associated Press The state Health Department says the number of flu-like illnesses in Washington is slightly higher than at this time last year. Health Department educator Michelle Harper says there have been no laboratory-confirmed flu deaths. Last flu season there were 79 flu-related deaths in Washington. KOMO reports an outbreak of flu-like illness on Wednesday prompted Eastside…

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January 9, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Thursday Memo: Secret 787 repair … Flu deaths … More rain

National Weather Service forecast What’s this all about? 787 flying after secretive repair You can’t be too safe: The flu can kill. Flu shots urged as deaths reported As if Seattle police don’t have enough troubles: OK, it’s just one officer, but, Seattle cop gets 90 days for explicit Web photos of ex-lover Weather:…

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December 13, 2013 at 9:08 AM

First flu death of season in Washington

The Associated Press KENNEWICK, Tri-Cities — A Tri-Cities woman in her 50s is the first flu death of the season in Washington. State Health Department spokesman Marqise Allen says the woman died in the past week. Benton-Franklin health officer Dr. Amy Person told the Tri-City Herald the woman had chronic medical conditions that put her at…

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February 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Get answers to your flu questions on Twitter at 11:30 a.m.

From Health Reporter Carol M. Ostrom: State Health Officer Dr. Maxine Hayes will host a Twitter chat today about the flu from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With 28 lab-confirmed deaths in Washington state so far, public health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated, cover their cough, and stay home when sick, and will answer questions about how…

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January 16, 2013 at 4:40 PM

King County offering free flu vaccinations for low-income residents

In response to a widespreadflu epidemic, King County is offering free flu vaccinations to people without health insurance or who are unable to afford one. The vaccines Public Health – Seattle & King County is giving can be administered with a shot or with nasal spray. Preservative-free, gelatin-free and latex-free vaccines will be available. “The flu will…

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