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Mild Flu Season Expected

By Staff 

2/17/2012

US Pharm
. 2012;37(2):10. 

Atlanta, GA—
The CDC reports that there has been low influenza activity across the United States so far this winter. Flu incidence was deemed “minimal” across 48 states, with just 1.4% of outpatient visits attributed to the flu, down from the seasonal average of 2.4%. As of January 1, 2012, there were no reported cases of children dying from the flu. The strains being seen this year are not particularly virulent and seem well matched with this season’s vaccine. “Vaccination continues to be the single-most important thing people can do to protect themselves from flu,” said Tom Skinner, CDC spokesperson. 

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