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Flu Cases Rise For People Age 18-64

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(WLNS) - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows this year's flu season was not as bad as 2013, but one group of people is getting hit harder.

The CDC report shows an increase in hospitalizations and deaths for people between 18-64.

One reason is the H-1/N-1 flu strain is the predominant one this season and it mostly affects younger people.

While government health officials say that it is not too late to get a flu shot, which is about 60-percent effective, not everyone is getting in line.

"This group, the non-elderly adult population, is the least likely population to be vaccinated every year," said Dr. Joseph Bresee, Centeres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers are working to find a universal flu shot that would give longer-term protection...

This way you wouldn't have to get vaccinated every year.

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