www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Kansas' region projected to see highest Labor Day weekend travel since 2008 -8/27/2014, 4:48 PM

Judge Henderson won't contest findings of panel recommending censure -8/27/2014, 4:48 PM

Small plane crashes next to El Dorado airport with no injuries -8/27/2014, 3:53 PM

Highway Patrol issues nearly 150 texting warnings and citations -8/27/2014, 3:53 PM

Groups seeking healthier food donations for needy Kansans -8/27/2014, 3:53 PM

Consulting attorney for Hobby Lobby to speak at Newman about Supreme Court decision -8/27/2014, 3:53 PM

Saint Luke's plans Wednesday grand opening -8/25/2014, 5:50 PM

Wichita weather: Another 100 on the way? -8/25/2014, 4:46 PM

KU program works to simplify foster-care paperwork -8/25/2014, 4:46 PM

Equipment testing to be done in loose-trailer crash that killed Hutchinson couple -8/25/2014, 4:46 PM

Board sets procedure for accepting construction bids -8/25/2014, 4:46 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

State says 16 Kansans have died from flu so far

Published on -2/6/2014, 10:35 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- State health officials say 16 Kansans have died from the influenza during the current flu season.

Flu season is generally considered to run between November and March.

A spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says at this time last year, 42 people had died from the flu. The state's reporting period is from September to May.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/N7Sgdy ) the H1N1 flu strain this season is the same strain that caused killed more than 18,000 people in the U.S. in 2009. But state epidemiologist Charles Hunt says this year's strain won't be as severe because people have developed more immunity to that strain.

State health officials remind Kansas residents that it is not too late to get a flu shot to hold off the disease.

------

Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos