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Monday, 22 January 2018 15:30

Flu Season Worst Since 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic

(TNS) - Washington and Idaho are in the midst of what’s likely to be the worst flu season since the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

Forty Washingtonians died from the flu in the past week, according to the Washington Department of Health, nearly doubling the total flu season count to 86 deaths.

That includes 15 deaths in Spokane.

A total of 181 people have been hospitalized in Spokane County so far in January. If that trend continues, hospitalizations should easily surpass the previous record of 231 in January 2015.

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http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Flu-Season-Worst-Since-2009-Wwine-Flu-Pandemic.html