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CDC Says Flu Season, And The Vaccine, Looking Worse

ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. flu season is getting worse. And U.S.
health officials in Atlanta say it's partly because the flu vaccine
doesn't match most of the circulating viruses.
Infections from an unexpected flu strain have been booming.
Scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
say the current vaccine is a good match for only about 40 percent
of the spreading flu viruses.
This week, 44 states reported widespread flu activity, up from
31 last week.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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