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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This year’s flu season has been one of the deadliest for American children.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says another child died of influenza last week, bringing the number of flu-related deaths for the season to 172.

That’s more than the previous record in the 2012-2013 season.

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Officials say 80 percent of the deaths were children who had not received a flu vaccination.

This season also saw an increase in flu hospitalizations and flu-related pneumonia cases.



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