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This year’s flu season began early, has peaked and has begun to decline in most parts of the country, CDC Director Tom Frieden told members of a House committee last week. “But there are still many cases around the country and it’s likely that flu activity will continue for many weeks.”
Have questions about this year's flu seaon? Dr. Michael Jhung, a CDC flu expert covers it all from tracking to treatment, in our recent interview with him.
With the season’s peak still weeks away, the flu’s grip over communities across the country has people in record numbers calling in sick from work and even inundating local hospital emergency rooms.
Planned Parenthood receives increased donor support following Komen's politicized decision to cut breast screening grants. A CDC report finds that too few U.S. adults are getting immunized. A new study suggests malaria death toll possibly twice as high as experts previously thought. These and more, rounding out headlines for Friday, February 3, 2012.
The nation’s leading health experts are urging all Americans to help protect themselves and their families against the flu by getting vaccinated this season. And they’re making it easier than ever before for everyone to do so.