Tamiflu shortage as flu cases rise

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January 9, 2014 2:29:11 PM PST
Influenza cases continue to rise across Pennsylvania, as health care officials experience a shortage on Tamiflu.

The state health department says there has been a big jump in cases over the last week, this coming on top of levels that are already considered widespread.

Officials say there have been 6 confirmed flu deaths.

Texas has been the hardest-hit nationwide with 21 suspected deaths in the Dallas area alone.

Complicating matters is a national shortage of liquid Tamiflu.

The kid's version of the antiviral drug has been on high demand since so many kids have been sickened by the H1N1 flu this winter.