This year's flu more severe and widespread, hitting young adults hardest

January 5, 2014 6:40 PM

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This year's flu more severe and widespread, hitting young adults hardest

This year’s flu season is in full swing and widespread, according to a report released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday. The report states that influenza activity is widespread in 25 states, but it has not yet reached epidemic levels.

“We’re seeing pretty substantial increases in activity, but they’re not unexpected,” says CDC medical officer, Dr. Michael Jhung, who is with the flu division at the agency. “We see pockets of high activity in several states and pockets of low activity in others, but we expect every state will get h...

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