H1N1 http://www.kplu.org en Four Flu Deaths Reported in King County, Health Officials Urge Vaccination http://www.kplu.org/post/four-flu-deaths-reported-king-county-health-officials-urge-vaccination <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Local health officials are urging people of all ages to get vaccinated against the flu, which has already claimed four lives in King County alone this season.</span></p><p>In addition to the deaths, the number of positive tests has doubled since mid-December, according to Dr. Jeff Duchin with Public Health – Seattle &amp; King County.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And this year's most prevalent strain, the H1N1 virus, is one that hits younger people especially hard.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:30:32 +0000 Jessica Robinson & Ed Ronco 12290 at http://www.kplu.org Four Flu Deaths Reported in King County, Health Officials Urge Vaccination