High levels of flu reported across the country

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News eight twelve seventeen our story about the flu and you at least thirteen hundred people in the U. S. have died from the flu so far this season including ten children according to the centers for disease control and prevention there have been at least two point six million flu illnesses and twenty three thousand four related hospitalizations it's spread significantly in all states except Alaska as of the week ending December seventh both the east and west are being hit hard with widespread flu activity in twenty three states Alabama Georgia Mississippi Nebraska South Carolina Texas Washington importer Rico along the highest level flu activity the CDC says those who get the infection after receiving a vaccine are less likely to require hospitalization and less likely to die Joe Ramsey

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