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Flu Killing More Young Adults This Year, CDC Says

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Influenza is killing more young and middle-aged adults this year than usual, in part because they’re less likely to be vaccinated, federal health officials said Thursday.

More than 60 percent of those killed or put into the hospital by flu so far this season have been aged 18 to 64, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. And 50 children have died of flu so far.

The good news is the vaccine is pretty effective for a flu vaccine, with a 61 percent effectiveness rate, CDC and other experts found.
 
 

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