Three confirmed flu deaths in CSRA, 25 in GA, 46 in SC

This 1973 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows influenza virus particles. Doctors have long believed flu can trigger fatal heart problems, but previous studies were not considered rigorous. A new Canadian study, released Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 found the risk of heart attack was six times higher in the week after a lab-confirmed flu diagnosis. (Dr. F. A. Murphy/CDC via AP)

CSRA (WJBF) – We are learning more today about the impact influenza is having on the two state.

As of today, 25 people have died from the flu in Georgia.

That includes one confirmed flu death in Columbia County and two confirmed flu deaths in Richmond County.

In South Carolina 46 people have died this flu season.

13 of which occurred in the Midlands, which includes Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield and Allendale Counties.


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