[This is the H1N1 Seasonal Flu strain that caused the pandemic in 2009]
The Associated Press
January 31, 2014 --Updated 2 hours ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California health officials said Friday that 147 people in the state have died from the flu this season, surpassing last season's death toll.
Four of the deaths involved children. The California Department of Public Health was investigating an additional 44 deaths as possibly flu-related
The state only tracks influenza deaths among people 65 and younger. The death toll does not include the elderly, who are most vulnerable. Last season, a total of 106 flu-related deaths were recorded in the state.