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Indiana Influenza 2017-18; 50 fatalities

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  • Indiana Influenza 2017-18; 50 fatalities

    Indiana flu deaths tally doubles in a week, hits 50
    Staff Reports
    Published: January 12, 2018, 11:21 pm

    Gautam Gupta receives an influenza shot from Nurse Practitioner Ray Grigorio in the MinuteClinic at the CVS/pharmacy on Jan. 6, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) The number of flu deaths in Indiana doubled in a week, state health officials said Friday.

    The total of influenza-related deaths this season increased to 50, with 25 added cases in the first week of January, according to a report from the state Department of Health.

    The report does not say where the victims died or give their specific ages, but it does state that 36 of the deaths were people 65 years of age or older. That number grew from 16 a week earlier.
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