Staying Healthy in a Deadly Flu Season

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 (Lisa Pickoff-White/KQED)

There were 147 flu-related deaths in California as of Friday according to the state's health department, 10 times the number killed by this time last year. The flu is even striking young and healthy adults. Sacramento County has the highest number of flu deaths in the state so far, with 21 people under the age of 65 killed. We talk with experts about how to stay healthy this flu season, and about the effectiveness of this year's flu shot.


Yvonne Maldonado, chief of infectious disease at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital

James Watt, chief of the Division of Communicable Disease Control at the California Department of Public Health