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The flu is particularly nasty this year, with reported cases in all 49 contiguous U.S. states and at least 2,300 flu-related deaths in Texas alone. 

The virus is spread from person to person and can live up to 48 hours after being left on a surface. 

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Two zip codes on San Antonio's East side have higher rates of death for babies before the age of one, according to the University of Texas System

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People between the ages of 18 and 20 will not be able to buy tobacco in San Antonio, starting Oct. 1 after a 9 to 2 vote by City Council Thursday. District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse and District 10 Clayton Perry were the two dissenting votes.


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The San Antonio City Council will vote Thursday on whether or not to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old.

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Texas has the fifth highest teen birth rate in the country and ranks first for repeat teen pregnancies.