Flu deaths reach a high, but outbreak shows signs of easing

A 14-year-old high school student in Thousand Oaks has died of complications from the flu. But as the flu outbreak appears to be peaking, another virus is now sending kids and older adults to hospitals.
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Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018 Source:The Lancet Author(s): J Daniel Kelly, Patrick Mukadi, Ranu S Dhillon
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