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Flu deaths in county hit record high
San Diego Union-Tribune

A record 72 people in San Diego County, most of them in their 80s and 90s, have died from flu-related causes this season — and the total may rise even more by the time influenza wanes in the spring.

This unprecedented high for any flu season in the region since 2001-02, when county health official began tracking such cases, comes during a year when the influenza vaccine has been particularly ineffective.