Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza season

Flu activity is on the decrease for the first time in this fierce flu season, suggesting that the worst may be over, according to a federal health report released Friday. But the intensity of illness caused by the respiratory virus, the worst  since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, continues to take its toll. Another […]Related:CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get it
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