3 flu-related deaths this season in southern Nev.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials say three people have died of flu-related complications in southern Nevada so far this season.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported Tuesday that two middle-aged people and an elderly person succumbed to the virus.

The district's chief health officer, Dr. Joe Iser, says the deaths serve as a stark reminder of how serious the flu can be and underscore the importance of getting a flu shot each year.

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