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Newly released figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show New Mexico ranks near the bottom for statewide child vaccination rates for hepatitis A.
In California, at least eight people have died from the flu. In North Texas, 19 deaths.
Health Departments in the Southwest are beginning to see some of the first flu cases of the season. Officials warn there are many populations at higher risk for health complications for the flu.
One high-risk group is Native Americans. However, the reason why isn’t fully understood.