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17 flu-related deaths reported in Middle Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The flu has claimed another life in Middle Tennessee.

Patrick Sass, 45, died on Tuesday after struggling with the flu.

The 45-year-old was hospitalized at Vanderbilt earlier this month.

He is the 17th person in and around Nashville who has died as a result of the flu.

Experts say it's not too late to get a flu shot and that it takes about 10 days or two weeks to take effect. They recommend that everyone gets vaccinated once per season.

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