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Worst Flu Season In Decades

Written By: Candice Cole
Worst Flu Season In Decades

      Hospitals in nearly every state are scrambling to deal with a flood of flu patients. Doctors are calling it one of the fiercest outbreaks in a decade. This flu strain, which started in October instead of January, has spread to 41 states, hitting at least 2200 people. The flu has hit 7,000 people in New York and Pennsylvania.

     Doctors have advised people to get their flu shots to avoid getting sick and ending up in the hospital. Atleast 18 children have dies of the flu so far this season. Symptoms to watch out for are high fever, chills, severe headaches, and muscle pain.