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Flu’s Back in the U.S. After a Slow Start, Hitting NYC Hard

  • New Jersey, Georgia, Oklahoma, Oregon also affected, CDC says
  • Death rates from influezna and pneumonia still low last month
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After a slow start, the flu’s back with a vengeance.

Following a late and somewhat milder than normal season last year, influenza picked up in the middle of December, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly report.