Subscribe Register Login

TRAFFIC ALERT: Fatal wreck on U.S. 67/167 near Cabot slows weekend commute

Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:28 p.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

State epidemiologist: Flu deaths could top 50

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 24, 2014 at 10:05 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas health official said he thinks the state has hit the peak of this year's flu season but wouldn't be surprised if the number of deaths in the state exceeds 50.

State Epidemiologist Dirk Haselow told a legislative panel Friday that officials have confirmed 25 people in Arkansas have died from the flu this year, and are investigating several more to determine the cause. Haselow said the age of those killed by the flu in Arkansas has ranged from 2 months to 77 years.

Haselow said he believes the state has hit the peak of the flu season, but said there's still time for Arkansans to get their shots if they haven't yet. Haselow said officials don't think any of the 25 who have died received the shot.

Comments on: State epidemiologist: Flu deaths could top 50

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Pipe welders/fitters

    Combination pipe welders/fitters at Comfort Systems USA (Ark...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Pipe layer

    pipe layer Kajac’s Contractors in seeks utility construction...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Retail store mgr

    store managerretail Tobacco Store north little rockresponsib...
    FORREST CITY, AR

  • Library assistant i

    FT public service position at Rooker Library. Responsibiliti...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Driving instructors

    driving instructors neededday or Night, Full or Part Time. H...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 921 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online