Two NKY Deaths Connected to Flu

Two people are dead from flu, the Northern Kentucky Health Department reported on Friday.

The department said that it could not elaborate on who the victims are, or any details about them, including their home city. The department said the two deaths occurred within the Northern Kentucky Health District, which includes Boone, Campbell, Grant, and Kenton counties.

Flu activity is increasing in the region, the department said.

“Our condolences go out to those who have lost someone due to flu illness,” said Dr. Lynne Saddler, NKY Health’s District Director of Health. “Sadly, this is a tragic reminder to all of us that flu is a serious condition. 

"We strongly urge everyone to please protect yourself and your loved ones from serious illness by getting a flu shot. It is the best way to reduce the risk from flu and its serious complications.”

Regular flu symptoms can last five to seven days, but some groups, including young children, pregnant women, people over the age of 65, and people with certain health conditions could suffer life-threatening conditions related to the flu.

The department recommends that people be vaccinated against the flu while also washing hands consistently and avoiding people who are sick.

-Staff report