Health officials report that a fifth person in Onondaga County has died from the effects of the flu.

That brings to eight the number who have died in Central New York as a result of the flu.  The latest victim, like all who have died, was middle-aged.  Typically, flu deaths occur in those over 65.  They also had underlying health issues and had not been vaccinated.  Health officials still say it's not too late to get a flu shot.