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Flu Season Far From Over in Nevada

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Flu season isn't over in Nevada, with health officials reporting an increase in the number of deaths and widespread activity.
 
In northern Nevada, the Washoe District Health District says 18 death certificates issued in the second week of the year listed pneumonia or influenza as a contributing factor. Those cases accounted for 13% of total deaths reported that week, way above the epidemic threshold set by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
Five deaths were reported previously in Washoe County.
 
Nine people have died in southern Nevada so far this season.
 
The predominant strain is H1N1, known as swine flu. In 2009, a swine flu pandemic killed more than 150,000 worldwide. 
 
The CDC lists Nevada flu activity as high. 

The Washoe County Health District is offering flu shots. Call (775) 328-2402 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment at the Washoe County Health District's Immunization Clinic.

(The Associated Press also contributed to this report.)

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