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CDC: 47 states reporting widespread flu cases

Flu season started early this year, and experts

Flu season started early this year, and experts say the strain is more severe. (January 13, 2013 10:06 AM)

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 47 states are now reporting widespread cases of the flu, up from 41 states in the agency's last advisory.

Doctors from the CDC say the flu shot is 62 percent effective, but is the best defense against getting the flu. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a public health emergency in New York, allowing pharmacies to give flu shots...

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