At least 11 flu deaths reported in TN - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

At least 11 flu deaths reported in TN

Posted: Updated:

NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - Health officials in Tennessee are urging more people to get vaccinations for the flu after at least 11 people have died from complications of the virus so far this season.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/JHnxlE) reports nine people from Nashville and its surrounding counties have died while two deaths have been reported in the Cumberland region. The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating other reports that have not yet been confirmed.

Vanderbilt University infectious disease professor Dr. William Schaffner is tracking cases in Nashville and surrounding counties. He says people die from the flu each year, but nine deaths in an eight-county area at this point in flu season is "noteworthy."

Health officials say people should get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Haslam signs bill seeking to end book shredding

    Haslam signs bill seeking to end book shredding

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:39:56 GMT
    Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law to ban the shredding of Imagination Library books delivered to the incorrect addresses.
    More
    Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law to ban the shredding of Imagination Library books delivered to the incorrect addresses.
    More
  • New details in Lookout Valley triple homicide

    New details in Lookout Valley triple homicide

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:01:06 GMT
    The Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office has released 'some' findings that shed more light on how three men were killed April 9th in Lookout Valley.   This is a case that's rocked the community and Hamilton County detectives are 'still' searching for at least one more suspect.More
    The Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office has released 'some' findings that shed more light on how three men were killed April 9th in Lookout Valley.   This is a case that's rocked the community and Hamilton County detectives are 'still' searching for at least one more suspect. More
  • Crime Stoppers: Man Sought for Hwy 58 Bank Robbery

    Crime Stoppers: Man Sought for Hwy 58 Bank Robbery

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:36:52 GMT

    Now, two weeks since a Highway 58 bank robbery and police have no leads. We have new details about the incident and reward cash at the ready. Have a good look at the pictures to see if you can help out and get paid.

    More

    Now, two weeks since a Highway 58 bank robbery and police have no leads. We have new details about the incident and reward cash at the ready. Have a good look at the pictures to see if you can help out and get paid.


    More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.