The New Jersey Health Department says flu activity is now high in all regions of the state.

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But Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd said Wednesday that the flu vaccine has shown to be "a very good match" for the various strains that have been circulating in the state.

Three of the state's five regions had reported moderate flu activity last week, but the number of cases in those areas has increased in recent days.

O'Dowd says those who get the flu should stay home for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine, except to get medical care.


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