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Flu-related deaths rise in San Bernardino County

The influenza virus vaccine is seen in this undated file photo.

January 31, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health says there's an increase in flu-related deaths this season.

Officials confirmed there have been 14 flu-related deaths in the last three weeks, for a total of 16 this flu season.

It's proving to be a deadly flu season across California. The California Department of Public Health confirms 147 people have died from the flu, and four were children. Most of the deaths are related to the H1N1 virus.

Health officials urge all Californians to get the flu shot. If you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, and sore throat you should see your doctor.