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Region's Flu Season Has Been a Mild One

March 7, 2006
by John Sullivan
Philadelphia Inquirer

For those of you in the sweaty, woozy grip of the flu, you're not alone. But you don't have much company, either. The flu season has mirrored this winter's weather - starting out mild and growing worse recently, but still proving far tamer than in past years... ..."I think the peak of the flu season varies from year to year, so we are not out of woods yet, but it does appear to be a milder season," said Jeffrey Levi, senior policy analyst for the Trust for America's Health. "We still see too many people get sick and die of seasonal flu," he said, something he attributed to not enough people getting the vaccine.

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