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Flu is widespread in Massachusetts says CDC

The flu is already hitting Massachusetts hard.

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The flu is already hitting Massachusetts hard.

According to the CDC, widespread influenza activity was reported by four states (Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma).

Regional influenza activity was reported by Guam and ten states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington)

Influenza A(H3N2) viruses were most commonly reported during the week ending November 25 and have been the predominant virus so far this season. Several flu activity indicators were higher than is typically seen for this time of year.

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get an injectable flu vaccine as soon as possible.

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