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Friday, February 18, 2011

Flu epidemic spreads in U.S. : Report

An article from Xinhua :

" LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 : The flu season has reached an epidemic level in the United States, circulating in all 50 states and widespread in 37, HealthDay News reported on Thursday.

Pediatric deaths from flu tripled in the past month, jumping from 10 early in January to 30 by Feb. 5, the report said, quoting statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Outpatient doctor visits because of flu increased steadily from January to February, according to the report.

While it's too early for exact numbers, the flu, which usually peaks in February, contributed to eight percent of adult deaths in 122 cities, the report said."

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