Indiana health officials report “widespread” flu activity

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Indiana health officials are reporting “widespread” flu activity.

The CDC has released the latest numbers showing flu is on the rise around most of the country.

Thirteen children have died from the flu in the US this season. The CDC says children are vulnerable to H1N1, which is this season’s predominant flu strain.

The agency says about half of the children who died from the flu are healthy and 80% of the children who died last season didn’t get a flu shot.

Flu season usually runs from October to May.

Health officials urge residents to get a flu shot if they haven’t, especially children and the elderly.

Kentucky health officials announced “widespread” flu activity on Friday as well.

Flu information can be found here.

More information can be found here.

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(This story was originally published on January 4, 2019)

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