Flu hitting different age groups this year

[KSTP TV, January 16, 2014] After starting slow, influenza is now widespread throughout the state of Minnesota, although we're seeing far fewer cases than last year.

But there is a major difference with who this year's flu is impacting. The very old and the very ill are typically the folks who get hit hardest during flu season. But this season is a bit different.

Allina Medical Clinic infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame said this season, Minnesota is seeing younger flu patients with serious symptoms.

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