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Eleventh Flu-Related Death in Travis County

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(KXAN) -- On Tuesday, the eleventh flu-related death was reported in Austin.

Of the 11 deceased, four of them were 60 years of age or older, six died in December 2013 and the rest in January 2014. Only one of the flu-related deaths has been associated with a child. Nationally, 7.5 percent of the week's mortalities were attributed to pneumonia and influenza, according to the 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System.

As of yet, no flu deaths have been reported in Williamson County, according to the health department there.

Texas is among 20 states reporting high flu activity. As of Wednesday, the county health department said they had reports of 58 patients with flu-like symptoms being treated in intensive care units at six area hospitals.

Doctors are now pushing for anyone older than six months to get a flu vaccine.

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