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Flu season sees highest activity in nearly 10 years

The number of flu deaths continues to grow. More than 100 people have died in Washington from flu-related illnesses.

The flu continues to sweep the country and the number of people sick with the virus is growing higher well before the season's typical peak.

The Washington Dept. of Health reports 109 people have died during this year's flu season.

More than six percent of people coming into clinic and emergency department have had an influenza-like illness. That's the highest level of activity since the deadly swine flu pandemic nearly 10 years ago, according to Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson of Seattle Children's Hospital.

Take a look at these helpful resources:
- Washington State DOH Flu Reports
- Seattle Mama Doc - 10 Things to Know About 2018 Flu
- CDC Flu Updates
- CDC Flu Trends
- CDC Emergency Department vs. Urgent Care