3 flu-related deaths confirmed in Kentucky

Lexington, Ky. (WHAS11) - Officials say the flu is responsible for the deaths of three elderly people in Kentucky.

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A health department spokesperson in Lexington says all three had other health complications, but the flu was the ultimate cause of death.

Officials say late January and early February are the peak of flu season. Health departments recommend seasonal flu shots.

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