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Ohio prepares for 'tough' flu season

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Experts are preparing for a rough flu season in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health reports the number of patients hospitalized with flu-like symptoms has doubled at this same point last year.

The Centers of Disease Control is warning of a new flu strain called H3N2.

So far this flu season, there has been one death in southern Ohio. 

The C-D-C is recommending that anyone older than six months get a flu vaccine.

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