Idaho flu deaths at record levels

The health department says 19 people have died this season from the flu, and all of them were adults.

Health department officials say it is never too late to get a flu shot, and that it can still have a significant impact on your health.

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Many states across the country have reported dozens of people hospitalized with the flu.

Overall deaths from pneumonia and flu were at 7.8%, keeping the level above the epidemic threshold of 7.5% for this point in the flu season. Samples from the CDC evaluated across the US matched the strain in this year's vaccine about 97 percent of the time, the release said. Denton County has reported 112 flu-related hospitalizations this season. "Being vaccinated is your best option to protect yourself and your family from influenza".

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Besides getting the flu vaccine, you can also take everyday actions to stop the spread of influenza.

The deaths correspond to a spike in total number of flu cases reported this year. Antivirals also can prevent serious flu complications that could land you in the hospital. This includes covering your cough, staying home when you are sick, and washing your hands frequently, especially after being out in the public. Young children, older people, and those with health conditions are most at risk.

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