Tuesday, January 8 2013 6:50 PM EST2013-01-08 23:50:35 GMT
We all know how awful it is to get the flu, but you may find some comfort knowing you can talk with thousands of others. There's a new project called "Flu Near You" that is designed to track the flu. UnlikeMore >>
We all know how awful it is to get the flu, but you may find some comfort knowing you can talk with thousands of others.More >>
By By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years - and it could be a bad one.
The primary strain circulating is one that tends to cause more severe illness, especially in the elderly.
But officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the nation seems to be fairly well prepared. More than a third of Americans have been vaccinated, and the vaccine is well matched to the strains of flu so far.
Officials said Monday that suspected flu cases have jumped in five southern states - Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. An uptick in flu reports like this usually doesn't occur until after Christmas.
The last time a typical flu season started this early was the winter of 2003-04.
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