Flu cases up in La Salle County

December 18, 2014 4:47 AM

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Flu cases up in La Salle County

Illinois could be in for a severe flu season, according to a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The state ranked among the top six for a possible widespread flu outbreak, according to statistics gathered by the agency at the end of November.

The CDC reports that a deadlier mutation of the dominant virus strain, H3N2, is blamed for an anticipated rise in flu outbreaks. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said an outbreak is possible, because the most common flu bug this year was not precisely matched to the vaccine. The vaccine is only mat...

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