Two children have died from influenza during Utah flu season

People born before and after 1968 have different risks for certain flu infections, a study suggests. This photos shows an influenza virus particle, also known as a virion, according to the CDC. Virions are made up of an outer protein shell and an inner core of nucleic acid: in this case, eight single-stranded RNA segments. (Photo: CNN)

Two children have died in Utah because of the flu during the 2018-2019 flu season, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Utah is among seven other states to experience a moderate level of the flu during the past week.

Nationally, the number of people who become sick with the flu is on the rise.

Three people died between Dec. 15 to Dec. 18, 2018, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says.

A government report out showed 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor during February 2018 was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

During the 2017-2018 season, 2,169 people in Utah were became sick, according to the UDH.

Symptoms of the flu include: Fever, chills, muscle aches and pains, headache, stuffy or runny nose, cough, sore throat and weakness.

Getting a flu shot can help prevent getting sick, CDC reported.

Medical professionals are also warning about a bad cough.

Nationally, the flu is on the rise, but so is another nasty virus.

Reports across the country have shown that a lot of people have become infected with a bad respiratory infection.

This virus is different from the flu, as it tends to come in slowly rather than quickly.

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