The flu season in Indiana isn‘t letting up anytime soon. The State Health Department now says 11 people across Indiana have died from the flu so far this season. Eight of those deaths have taken place over the last two weeks, and unlike previous years, those dying are mostly younger people. With the 25-to-64 year old age group is specifically being harder hit. State epidemiologist Shawn Richards says this is because the H1N1 strain, which caused the 2009 flu pandemic, is dominant so far this year, and it seems to affect that age group. St. Joseph County has been hit particularly hard, experiencing six flu deaths. No other Indiana county has reported more than one death. While H1N1 is the most common strain for now, Richards says that may not be the case for the entire flu season
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