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The end is near: CDC says flu season is slowing down

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The grip of the flu season could finally be weakening, according to the CDC. 

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Flu now blamed for 84 child deaths this season, CDC says

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The deaths of 22 more children from flu-related causes were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly surveillance report.

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How to disinfect your home to keep the flu away

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How do you evacuate flu germs from your home and workplace?

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What the flu does to your body, and why it makes you feel so awful

Flu season continues to get worse, as this has become the most intense the country has seen since a pandemic strain hit nine years ago, U.S. health officials said on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) Flu season continues to get worse, as this has become the most intense the country has seen since a pandemic strain hit nine years ago, U.S. health officials said on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
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Each year, from 5 to 20 percent of the people in the U.S. will become infected with influenza virus. An average of 200,000 of these people will require hospitalization and up to 50,000 will die.

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CDC releases latest flu numbers

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The Centers for Disease Control are reporting that nearly every state in the US is currently experiencing widespread flu activity and said the end of flu season may still be many weeks away.

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When to take your child to the doctor for the flu

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As parents, when do you need to get help for your child?

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Dad loses 9 fingers, both feet after flu complications

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He was diagnosed with the flu and admitted to the hospital. Then, his condition worsened. 

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It’s not too late for a flu shot

(CNN Image) Flu activity decreased slightly but remained at high levels across the United States during the week ending February 18, according to a report based on preliminary data issued Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (CNN Image) Flu activity decreased slightly but remained at high levels across the United States during the week ending February 18, according to a report based on preliminary data issued Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Many might be thinking there's no point in getting the flu shot now, think again. 

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Mom dies from flu after hospital sends her home

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On Saturday, January 13, Tandy Harmon was an energetic maid of honor, running around with her best friend and making last-minute wedding preparations.

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Nurse’s video rant about horrible flu season goes viral

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A Florida nurse's Facebook rant about the "cesspool of funky flu" in emergency room waiting areas is getting a lot of attention. 

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Feeling sick? It may be this and not the flu

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If you experience symptoms like a runny nose - sore throat - breathing problems - and headache you may think it's the flu. 

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How the flu turns deadly

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This flu season is fierce and has already claimed the lives of at least 30 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Could this be a better way to build a flu vaccine?

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As a deadly flu season continues to ravage the United States, scientists are scrambling to find new ways to fight the virus, including building vaccines that offer stronger protection against the most aggressive flu strains and last longer than just one season. 

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Habits you're doing that put you at risk for the flu

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Are you putting yourself at risk by doing these habits?

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Got the flu? Easy steps you can take to get better faster

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Flu season is well underway across the United States.

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