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SNHD reports first flu-related death of the season

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Posted at 9:46 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 01:07:50-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting its first flu-related death in Clark County for the 2019-2020 season.

The person was over the age of 65 and they died between Oct. 27 and Nov. 2, 2019.

So far 64 cases have been reported this season.

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.

The flu season typically peaks in January and February.