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Seasonal flu hits epidemic level

January 12th, 2013 10:32 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The federal Centers for Disease Control on Friday reported the seasonal flu outbreak has hit an epidemic level across the United States with 47 states reporting widespread flu activity and 24 states, including Tennessee, reporting high incidences of flu.

The good news in the CDC’s weekly flu report was that decreases in some key tracking data indicate the flu season may be past its peak in some regions of the country, although the infection is continuing to climb in other areas.

Nationally and locally, public health officials are once again urging everyone to take precautions, beginning with a flu shot.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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