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via News5:

Just this week, five more people from Cuyahoga County died from flu-related illnesses. That brings the death toll to 16 people for this flu season – and it’s not over yet.

“We are definitely seeing more flu than we normally see,” said Dr. Jennifer Hanrahan, MetroHealth’s medical director for infection prevention.

2017/2018 flu season: 16 deaths (to date)

2016/2017 flu season: 21 deaths

2015-2016 flu season: 10 deaths

2014-2015 flu season: 52 deaths

2013-2014 flu season: 18 deaths

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