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Child first reported flu death in Florida, state reports

A Florida child was the state's first to die this season due to flu-related illness during the week ended Oct. 6, according to the state's Department of Health. The child had not received a flu vaccination.

80,000 deaths caused by flu last season, CDC says

An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means it was the deadliest season in more than four decades -- since 1976, the date of the first published paper reporting total seasonal flu deaths, said CDC Spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund.

Flu shot clinics opening this week

Flu season is seeing an early start in Wisconsin this year and area health providers want to make sure you're protected.