New numbers out from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention show this year's flu season is on track to break records.

According to the CDC, 10 more pediatric flu deaths were reported last week, bringing the number of children who have died across the country to 63.

State Epidemiologist Louisa Castrodale said Alaska is having a bad flu season-- but not nearly as bad as they are experiencing in some parts of the Lower 48. She said there have been two confirmed flu deaths this season, neither of which were children, and 438 Alaskans who have tested positive for the flu.

Castrodale said those numbers are likely to go up by the end of the year when the state compiles its flu season data.

The best way to protect yourself against the flu, according to Castrodale, is to get a flu shot. Castrodale said the match this year isn't perfect but it's certainly better than nothing.

The state puts out current information about the flu in Alaska, including what signs to look for and where flu shots are available. You can find that information here. 

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