Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm (Updated: January 20, 9:42 pm)
By Susan Montoya Bryan
The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico health officials on Thursday confirmed the first five flu deaths of this season.
The cases involve a 91-year-old woman and a 94-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County, a 67-year-old woman from Bernalillo County, a 57-year-old woman from Lea County and a 56-year-old man from Chaves County.
The state Health Department doesn’t track every case of flu in New Mexico, but it does track influenza-like illness at dozens of locations statewide to estimate the amount of flu activity.
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