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Maryland Health Department Reports Five More Flu-Related Deaths

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Five more people have died from flu-related illnesses in Maryland this flu season, according to the Maryland Health Department.

A child and four adults are among the most recent victims to have died from flu-related illnesses in the state.

A total of three children and 17 adults have died in Maryland this flu season.

3 Children, 17 Adults Have Died From Flu-Related Illnesses In Maryland So Far This Flu Season

The flu remains widespread with more than 20,000 people sick across the state.

Most of the cases are Influenza B which tends to have a more severe impact on children.

Flu season usually lasts until April.

The CDC recommends that all people 6 months and older should take the flu shot.

Read more on Maryland Flu Watch here.

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