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Official figures have revealed an outbreak of flu was partly responsible for a big rise in the number of winter deaths last year.
Despite the mild weather, almost 44,000 people died in England and Wales, and most of them aged over 75.
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There were an estimated 43,900 excess winter deaths across England and Wales in 2014 - the highest number since 1999.
The number of excess deaths was a jump of 151% on the previous winter, and the biggest year-on-year rise since 1967/68.
The majority of deaths occurred in people aged 75 or over, and respiratory diseases were the underlying cause of death in more than a third of cases, the figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Excess winter deaths are defined by the ONS as the number of people whose deaths were registered between December and March, compared with the numbers for the previous three months and the following three months.
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