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  • Blind workers hit particularly hard by federal government shutdown

    Janusz Leja is a trickle-down victim of the nation’s longest-ever federal government shutdown.

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • California's flu season death toll tops 40: report

    So far, this flu season has claimed 42 lives in California alone, The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday.

    Fox News
  • Flu season lands hard on New York and southern U.S.

    After a slow start, influenza is beginning to take hold across the U.S. The good news is that it's unlikely to be as bad as last season, when almost 80,000 Americans died. The bad news is that there's a long way to go. During the last week of December, some 4.1 percent of doctor visits in the U.S
  • With up to 7.3 million people hit by flu this season, scientists search for better vaccine

    WASHINGTON -- Between 6.2 million and 7.3 million people in the United States have developed the flu this season, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the first time the agency has provided an in-season estimate of national flu cases. The CDC also estimates that between 2.9 million and 3.5 million people have seen a doctor because of the flu since the season began in October. Between 69,300 and 83,500 people have been...

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