Third flu death reported in Arkansas

There were 120 Arkansans who died during the last flu season.

Third flu death reported in Arkansas

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting that another Arkansan has died from the flu this season.

According to the ADH, a third person has died from the flu. On Oct. 29, one influenza-related death was reported in Arkansas. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a total of two pediatric deaths nationwide this season.

There were 120 Arkansans who died during the last flu season.

While the state’s first flu death was reported, the flu activity in the state of Arkansas remains “sporadic,” according to the CDC.

The ADH said since Sept. 29, 930 positive influenza tests have been reported to the ADH online database by health care providers, with over 180 positive tests reported this week.

There have been no nursing homes in Arkansas to report an influenza outbreak.

So far in 2019, of the positive flu tests, 71% were influenza A, and 29% were influenza B.

You can report flu year-round and view the weekly influenza report during the influenza season by clicking here.

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