MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Break out your antibacterial, flu season is here.

Influenza or flu-like illness levels are increasing nationwide especially in the South East region, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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The Florida Department of Health says they have received reports of severe influenza illness including hospitalizations some requiring care in the ICU, among pregnant women.

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According to the department, none of those women had received the influenza vaccine for the 2013-2014 year.

In Florida, the most common flu viruses detected at the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (BPHL) in recent weeks has been influenza A  or the 2009 H1N1.

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No pediatric deaths have been reported.