Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:56 AM
Updated: Jan 2, 2014 12:36 PM
EDINBURG - Six deaths in Hidalgo County have been linked to H1N1 flu. The deaths include one child. County officials said the number of H1N1-related cases is far from an epidemic. Officials said all six people suffered from previous health conditions.
Three out of four Rio Grande Valley counties are now reporting some level of flu activity. Valley health officials said children and the elderly are at the highest risk of contracting the flu.