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The flu season that has killed 65 Hoosiers at last check is winding down. According to the latest information available from the Indiana State Department of Health five deaths have been reported in Lake County, with ten in Marion County, and deaths are only reported for a county when the number hits five.
26 of the reported deaths occurred in those vaccinated with a 2012/2013 influenza vaccine, with 61 of the 65 deaths occurring in those with underlying medical conditions. Four Indiana residents under the age of 18 have died during this flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 105 children died in the U.S. this flu season, which is about average. It also took its toll on the elderly, and overall has been deemed by the C-D-C as moderately-severe.
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