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19 Georgians die from flu this season

We're in the middle of flu season and 19 in Georgia have died from the flu.

Officials are concerned that the majority of these Georgia deaths are among people between ages 18-64, Jennifer Jones with the North Central Health District tells us.

Normally, senior citizens and young children are the most susceptible to the virus.

Related: Vaccine information

While we're in the thick of flu season, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention flu expert Lyn Finelli says the season hasn't crested yet, and it's too soon to know whether this is an unusually worse flu season than others.

Related: H1N1 flu cases rise in the Southeast

Doctor visits rose by 4 percent last week, doubling from two weeks prior.


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