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CDC: Nasty flu season has peaked, is retreating

A new report shows this winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating.

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Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

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Aggressive Flu Strain Arrives Early And Spreads Rapidly Through U.S.
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The flu remains very active in New Jersey

The calendar suggests flu season is halfway done, but influenza-like activity is still abundant in the Garden State.

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Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.

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As flu spreads across US, CDC pushes antiviral meds

NEW YORK (AP) -- In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines.

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How to escape the flu

The flu vaccine is never a guarantee against the illness, and the vaccine is even less effective this year due to a mutated strain of influenza that's infecting more people than usual, but that doesn't mean you have to become a victim.

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Gabriella Diaz, 4, getting a flu shot in January 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Gabriella Diaz, 4, getting a flu shot in January 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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CDC: Flu season continues to worsen, could peak this month

NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu is rampant in most of the country, and health officials say the season could peak soon.

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Flu activity widespread in NJ

It appears flu activity, which has been declared as an epidemic this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is getting worse.

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Flu season picking up steam in NJ

Just a few days into the winter season, a growing number of New Jersey residents are getting sick with the flu.

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First-week symptoms similar for Ebola and influenza

Flu season is underway across the U.S. and as fears about Ebola spread, it's possible that some people could confuse the two viruses since they both exhibit similar symptoms in the beginning.

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