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Arizona Flu Cases Below 2017 Level But Above 5-Year Average

The number of people with lab-confirmed flu cases in Arizona is well below the number at this time last year, but still significantly above the five-year average.

The 2017-18 flu season was brutal: 80,000 people died — and about 1,178 of those deaths were in Arizona. Eighty percent of the children who died were unvaccinated.

The Arizona flu season can run all the way through May, and 5-year averages show the number of cases spike in early January and mid-February.

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Claire Caulfield first joined KJZZ as an intern in 2015 and now wakes up before the sun to produce and report for Morning Edition. She graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2017 and covered education policy in the nation's capital, election night in New York City and Native American issues for Cronkite News/ Arizona PBS. Before joining the Morning Edition team, she also worked on a documentary about rap music in the deep South and directed a film on drinking-water quality in the United States.On the weekends, you can find Claire flying her photography drone or working her way through the Pulitzer Prize book list.