6 deaths linked to flu in Arkansas, health department says

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State health officials say six people have died in Arkansas from influenza so far this flu season.

The Arkansas Department of Health says the deaths have all occurred in people 45-years-or older. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, that's twice the number of people who had died at the same point in the season last year. Last season, 120 deaths in the state were attributed to the flu.

The flu season generally runs from October through May.