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Influenza levels continue to decrease in Douglas County

Posted at 5:48 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 18:48:22-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Influenza cases continue to decrease in Douglas County, with 7 lab-confirmed cases last week compared to ten the week before.

Influenza A has been the predominant strain circulating this season. Hospital visits due to the flu remain low, along with the number of children absent from school due to the illness.

A total of 3,869 lab-confirmed cases of influenza have been reported since September 30, 2018.

One pediatric death has been reported in the area due to influenza, along with seventeen adult (over 50-years-old) deaths.