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How Does Wisconsin Fare When It Comes To Preventing The Flu?

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Ebola has once again risen to the top of newscasts. But doctors and public health officials around the country say they wish a similar state of alarm would exist over the upcoming flu season.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says deaths from flu complications in this country can hit 50,000 in a particularly bad year, and still a few thousand in a good year.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with Doctor Mark Hermanoff, an allergist and immunologist and heads up Aurora Health Care’s influenza care management initiative, about flu season.