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Flu Deaths Now at 10 In Arkansas

The flu death toll now stands at 10 in the state of Arkansas.

Experts say younger adults are now the most at risk.

The State Health Department released its weekly flu report Tuesday.

This year’s flu season is proving to be more dangerous than last year.

In 2012, the flu was responsible for 61 deaths in Arkansas.

Doctors say it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

“It can affect even if you’re healthy,” said Dr. Dirk Haselow with the Arkansas Health Department. “It kills people every year who are otherwise healthy including young children. You should get yours , it might change your life,”

So far, Arkansas is one of 25 states reporting widespread flu cases.

To protect yourself, remember to wash yor hands, cough into your sleeves and avoid shaking hands with people who’ve been coughing.

3 Responses to Flu Deaths Now at 10 In Arkansas

  1. Jeez Louise Reply

    January 8, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I wish they were able to tell us the approximate age and whether or not those who have died had their flu shots this year….

  2. VERY CONCERNED PARENT. Reply

    January 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I agree!!! I need to know the ages??, if they had the flu shot?????, were they being treated for the flu in any way??, what is so horrible about the flu that is killing people?????? Bbb

  3. Concerned Citizen Reply

    January 9, 2014 at 3:40 am

    If you do get a flu shot and get the flu your symptoms are not as bad. Trust me you don’t want to not get the flu shot or flu mist…Not worth the risk.

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