Flu complications claim two pregnant Wisconsin women

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by Keith Meka

 MILWAUKEE - The flu season is about to peak in Wisconsin and so far there have been two deaths because of complications of the flu. Both victims were pregnant women. The flu strain this season, the H1N1 or Swine Flu, is particularly harsh for young and middle aged adults. That includes pregnant women.  The Health Department says complications from the flu have now caused between 150 and 180 people in our area to be hospitalized this season so far. The majority are young and middle aged adults. Some of those hospitalized are in ICU and others are on ventilators. The Health Department is urging everyone to get vaccinated, but only 20 to 25 percent of people in our area have done so. Officials say it's still not too late to get the vaccine. Flu season runs until April and sometimes even early May.

 

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