- Associated Press - Sunday, October 2, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota health officials are recommending flu shots for people six months and older.

Influenza activity in the state typically begins in the fall and peaks between January and March. The first cases have already been reported in the state.

North Dakota Department of Health officials suggest that people get vaccinated by the end of October.

Influenza is a respiratory disease. The most common symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills and body aches.

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