SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — California health officials say 45 people have died so far this flu season, including two babies.
The California Department of Public Health said Friday it is investigating an additional 50 deaths. The state only tracks flu-related deaths among people 65 and younger.
“Last week, 38 new laboratory-confirmed influenza deaths were reported. Two of these deaths were in pediatric cases from Los Angeles and San Mateo counties,” state epidemiologist Gil Chavez said. “The total number of confirmed deaths due to influenza for the 2013-14 season now stands at 45.”