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Flu outbreak leaves 7 dead in Indiana

10:40 AM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
Courtesy USA Today
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INDIANAPOLIS,IN -- Indiana is suffering from what some officials believe is the worst flu outbreak in years, and seven people have perished so far.

State health officials say the illness is spreading across Indiana sooner than usual this year. Respiratory epidemiologist Shawn Richards tells The Indianapolis Star most of the flu circulating now is an H3N2 virus that tends to be more severe than some other influenzas.

A weekly health department report on flu activity says five of those who died were older than 65 and two were under 18.The next report will be released Wednesday.

The Associated Press

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