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Flu blamed for 4 deaths in Snohomish County

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EVERETT, Wash. -

Influenza has killed four people in the past week in Snohomish County - the first local deaths of this influenza season.
    
The Daily Herald reports the deaths included a man and woman from Arlington, both in their 80s; a woman in her early 50s from Everett; and another woman in her late 80s whose hometown was not immediately available.
    
All had underlying health conditions that make people more vulnerable to flu.
    
Heather Thomas, a spokeswoman for the Snohomish Health District, says local hospitals are seeing a surge in influenza cases, with the number of patients hospitalized with flu doubling each week since early December.

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