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Flu Deaths Rise to 10 in Arkansas

Experts say younger adults are now the most at risk.
The flu death toll now stands at 10 in the state of Arkansas.

Experts say younger adults are now the most at risk.

The State Health Department released its weekly flu report Tuesday.

This year's flu season is proving to be more dangerous than last year.

In 2012, the flu was responsible for 61 deaths in Arkansas.

Doctors say it's not too late to get a flu shot.

"It can affect even if you're healthy," said Dr. Dirk Haselow with the Arkansas Health Department. "It kills people every year who are otherwise healthy including young children. You should get yours , it might change your life,"

So far, Arkansas is one of 25 states reporting widespread flu cases.

To protect yourself, remember to wash yor hands, cough into your sleeves and avoid shaking hands with people who've been coughing.
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