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Tennessee Reports 11 Flu Deaths

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)--The Tennessee Department of Health is urging people to get vaccinated for the flu following 11 deaths as a result of complications from the virus. 

The department is also investigating other reports which have yet to be confirmed. The Tennessean has reported nine of the deaths occurred in Nashville and the surrounding counties. While flu related deaths are common, Vanderbilt's infectious disease professor Dr. William Schaffner says nine deaths in an eight-county area is "noteworthy."

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