In Texas the rush is on for flu shots – Deadly strain causes death

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Date: December 28th, 2013

fluUSA – Nearly two dozen cases of the potentially deadly H1N1 flu virus have been confirmed in the Chicago area, CBS 2 has learned.

“We don’t know why it’s emerging,” Schreckenberger says.

He says people may have gotten a false sense of security over the last couple of flu seasons, which were comparatively mild.

In Texas, the rush is on for flu shots. The very flu shots that Texans Dustin Wright, and his wife, Ashley, never received.

Dustin was hit with H1N1 flu strain, or swine flu, and he died Dec. 5.

The current flu vaccine offers protection, but it takes two weeks after you get the shot to build up the anti-bodies that provide protection from the flu.  More

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