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Arkansas flu deaths increase to 94 this season


January 31, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — State health officials say two dozen Arkansas residents died from the flu last week, pushing the total for the season to 94, and cautioned that based on previous outbreaks the state could see a total of about 270 before spring.

A number that high would be a modern record, passing the 109 deaths from three years ago. No other year this century has had more than 76.

"I'm very concerned by the impact and the severity of the flu season this year," Gov. Asa Hutchinson said at a state Capitol news conference with Arkansas Department of Health officials. He said he wante...

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