Report: KY woman dies from the flu - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Report: KY woman dies from the flu

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Department of Health Alleges Unsafe Practices at McMechen Pain Management Clinic

    Department of Health Alleges Unsafe Practices at McMechen Pain Management Clinic

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:20:59 GMT
    The Ohio Department of Health and the West Virginia Department of Health are encouraging patients of a McMechen pain management clinic to talk with their primary care physician about testing for some infectious diseases following an investigation of the facility by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.
    The Ohio Department of Health and the West Virginia Department of Health are encouraging patients of a McMechen pain management clinic to talk with their primary care physician about testing for some infectious diseases following an investigation of the facility by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.
  • UPDATE: Man shot during fight on Charleston's east end

    UPDATE: Man shot during fight on Charleston's east end

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:10:50 GMT
    A man was shot in the hand during a robbery on Charleston's east end on July 22 at about 10:30 a.m.
    A man was shot in the hand during a robbery on Charleston's east end on July 22 at about 10:30 a.m.
  • UPDATE: Dirty Girl Mud Run scheduled in Charleston, WV now canceled

    UPDATE: Dirty Girl Mud Run scheduled in Charleston, WV now canceled

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:38:13 GMT
    UPDATE: 13 NEWS has learned the Dirty Girl Mud Run has been officially canceled for this weekend in Charleston. 
    UPDATE: 13 NEWS has learned the Dirty Girl Mud Run has been officially canceled for this weekend in Charleston. 

From AP News Now

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Northern Kentucky Independent Health Department has confirmed a second death this year from the flu.
    
Department spokeswoman Emily Gresham Wherle told The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/VKJmEJ) on Wednesday that a middle-aged Campbell County woman died from complications caused by the virus. She said the woman, who was not identified, did not have any underlying health problems.
    
It was the second flu-related death in northern Kentucky this year. A Campbell County man died in January from flu complications.
    
The agency said the number of flu cases increased so much this season that a new record was set with a total of 2,712 cases reported by March 2. Last year, only 284 people in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton tested positive for the flu.
    
___
    
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)