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Officials stress people get vaccine as flu season approaches

Sep 22, 2018 - Orange County Register (California)

This year’s flu season is just getting started, but experts already are beginning to worry.

Last year was the worst flu season in more than a decade. There were 164 flu-related deaths in California, compared with 81 in 2016.

The situation became so dire last year that some Southern California hospitals opened flu triage tents in their parking lots to serve the high volume of patients.

The dominant strain last year was Influenza A H3N2, which

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