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Jan 7, 2014 1:23 PM by Joanna Wise

Second person confirmed dead from flu in Pueblo

The Pueblo City-County Health Department confirms a second person has died over flu-related complications.

This is this is the second death to occur in Pueblo in just a matter of days.

Dr. Chris Nevin-Woods, with the health department, says the two people were in their 50's and had underlying health conditions.

"It's a worrisome year because we're seeing a difference in the distribution of ages," said Nevin-Wood. "We're seeing most of our cases between 24 and 64, where usually we see severe cases in the elderly and the very young."

The Pueblo City-County Health Department offers flu shots to people who are uninsured. You're asked to call ahead of time to schedule an appointment.

Parkview Medical Center will be holding a flu clinic on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m at the facility on 899 Industrial Blvd. 

It costs $15, but it is free for Medicare B recipients.

 

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