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Got Questions About Flu?

This year’s flu epidemic is well under way across the nation, and Florida is no exception. Each year about 3,000 Floridians die from flu or related complications, health officials estimate.

Recent reports have cited two deaths of pregnant women in Brevard County and 12 deaths in Gainesville; now another two have died in Broward, CBS4reports.

The Orlando Sentineloffers a Q&A on the flu with Dr. Kevin Sherin, director of the Orange County Health Department. He describes who is at greatest risk, when the contagious phase begins, and more.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.