|12 UF Shands patients have died of flu since Oct|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
GAINESVILLE — Officials at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville say 12 people have died of flu there — including five under 40 years old.
According to a news release from the hospital, the deaths have occurred since October.
Officials say more than 150 people with the flu have been admitted to the hospital during that timeframe.
Health officials say the flu is a variant of the H1N1 virus that emerged in 2009 and has been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
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