Flu Deaths Have Reached 36 People in Arkansas

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The number of flu deaths continue to increase in Arkansas.

As of Feb. 5, 36 people have now died of influenza in Arkansas, according to Kerry Krell with the Dept. of Health. Eighteen of those people have been between the ages of 25 and 64.

The CDC now classifies the flu as widespread here in the Natural State. They said this high number of deaths may be in connection with the fact that they are seeing young people getting flu shots at a historically low number.

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