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January 16, 2013
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Risk to all ages: 100 kids die of flu each year

NEW YORK — How bad is this flu season, exactly? Look to the children.Twenty flu-related deaths have been reported in kids so far this winter, one of the worst tolls this early in the year since the government started keeping track in 2004.But while such a tally is tragic, that does not mean this year will turn out to be unusually bad. Roughly 100 children die in an average flu season, and it’s not yet clear the nation will reach that total.The deaths this year have included a 6-year-old girl in Maine, a 15-year Michigan student who loved robotics, and …

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