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The number of deaths in CT caused by the flu this season rose to 105 on Thursday.

18 people died from the flu last week in North Carolina according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. That's down 18,250 from the week before.

"Older adults, individuals with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, young children, and infants are more vulnerable to flu illness", said Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS health authority/medical director.

When more people hear about the flu, the more people want to get vaccinated.

Tulsa county continues to lead in the number of deaths associated with flu with a total of 38, six more during the last seven days. "I feel that if this vaccine, this year, isn't 100 percent effective, your body is still building its immunity up and then next year, you're even better off if you get the next one".

As for the flu season's peak, it varies.

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Because the virus could be around a couple more months, Martinelli recommends still getting the flu shot as it could be effective.

It also made an appearance during the 1997-1998 and 2003-2004 flu seasons and was once again bad.

These factors include the number of vaccines administered in previous years, the predicted severity of the flu season and the amount of media attention the flu receives.

"We're dealing with a lot of them over the phone just because we don't want to expose other people", she said. Five pediatric deaths from flu were reported. "It's another reminder that flu is a serious disease", Martinello said.

"That's a signal of how very intense this flu season has been".

"What we are starting to see now is an increase in the B strain of the flu", Helen Morrow, with the Shelby County Health Department, said.