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1st South Dakota flu death is from Minnehaha County

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1st South Dakota flu death is from Minnehaha County
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

PIERRE (AP) — A Minnehaha County resident in their 70s is the first South Dakotan to die of the flu this season.

The Department of Health says the person's name and more information will not be released.

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The state has reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of flu and one flu-related hospitalization.

Health officials say the flu vaccination is recommended for everyone but some people are at particularly high risk and should be sure to be vaccinated, including people over 50, pregnant women, those with chronic medical conditions and health care workers.

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