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Health officials: Central Florida woman dies of complications from flu

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MELBOURNE, Florida — Health officials say a central Florida woman has died from complications associated with the flu.

Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1Bwdqbg ) reports the 45-year-old Brevard County woman died Friday.

Brevard County's health director Heidar Heshmati encourages people to get the flu vaccine.

The Florida Department of Health reaffirmed the vaccine's efficacy in a news release, saying it remains the best protection from the flu. Last week U.S. health officials said this year's vaccine may not be very effective.


Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Florida), http://www.floridatoday.com

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