Much ado about the flu

January 27, 2015 4:15 PM

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CHENANGO COUNTY — The 2014 - 2015 flu season has returned to an epidemic level, according to the latest set of figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and personnel from the Chenango County Public Health Department are offering tips to keep your family safe from this year's Flu.

Technically, an epidemic means that the prevalence is higher than usual number of cases. Nationwide, 8.5 percent of deaths reported in the U.S. for the week ending January 10 were due to pneumonia and influenza, which is slightly higher than this time last year. The CDC does not track adult deaths, ...

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