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Utah hit hard by flu

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Jan 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-29 13:49:25-05

It's the middle of flu season, and more and more healthy Utahns are being hospitalized because of the virus.

As of January 18, five people had died in Utah due to flu related causes in the 2013-2014 flu season. Nearly 600 Utahns have been hospitalized due to influenza.

FOX 13's Tamara Vaifanua spoke to doctors Wednesday to find out why flu numbers are up this year. Watch her full report in the clip above.

Rebecca Ward of the Utah Department of Health came to the FOX 13 News studio Wednesday to discuss the dangers of the flu, as well as the details regarding this most recent flu season.