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HEALTH OFFICIALS: Three flu viruses detected in Iowa

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) says three flu viruses have been detected in Iowa, and all three are covered by this year's vaccine.

 IDPH urges all Iowans over 6 months of age to receive their yearly seasonal influenza vaccine. Data from the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) shows the flu is circulating in Iowa and children are helping spread the virus.

"Children are known as 'super spreaders' because they are often in close contact with others at schools or daycare, and when ill, can quickly spread the illness to others," said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk.
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