Fifteen U.S. children die from the flu thus far - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Fifteen U.S. children die from the flu thus far

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Fifteen children across the country are dead and health officials say the flu is to blame.

One of those deaths is in Kentucky.

Health officials say four adults in Kentucky and five people in Indiana -- all over the age of 65 -- have died from the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control says the flu is widespread in 36 states.

The agency recommends people get the vaccine if they haven't already, even though this year's strain has mutated, making the vaccine less effective.

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