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Widespread Flu Activity in Almost Half of the Country

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Half of the 50 U.S. states are already reporting influenza cases this season, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The majority of the cases have been attributed to the H1N1 virus, which killed an estimated 284,000 people across 74 countries in 2009-2010. Almost half of the country has also classified flu activity as “widespread” this season. Texas, which on December 20 issued an “influenza health alert,” has already seen 25 deaths, according to health officials. “We are seeing a big uptick in disease in the past couple of weeks. The virus is all around the United States right now,” said Joe Bresee, MD, chief of Epidemiology and Prevention in the CDC’s Influenza Division, adding, “There is still a lot of season to come. If folks haven’t been vaccinated, we recommend they do it now.”

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