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Five more flu deaths in San Diego County
Los Angeles Times

Five more people in San Diego County have died from influenza-related causes, bringing the tally of flu deaths to 19 for the season, health officials announced Wednesday. The 19 ranged in age from 46 to 97 and all but one had underlying medical conditions. The 19 deaths is the fourth highest ever recorded in San Diego County; last season’s count was 14. “”It is not too late to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. “The flu season could last for a few more months.”