Flu outbreak hits St. Louis area hard

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Have you had a flu shot? If you haven't, you might want to consider getting one. St. Louis County Health officials say the H1N1 flu virus is hitting the St. Louis area especially hard this year. Teenagers and people between the ages of 25-49 are targeted more than others by the virus. Health officials are urging everyone from infants six months of age to the elderly to get a flu shot. They say it's not too late to get one.

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