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Earliest Start to Flu Season Since 2003-04

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(Courtesy/CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm#ISTE )

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control show Indiana among the 39 states reporting minimal flu activity right now... but the C-D-C is warning this flu season could be a rough one.   ABC News reports it's the earliest arrival of the flu season in nearly a decade. Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Thomas Frieden says cases are particularly on the rise in the south.  "The predominant organism is H3N2", he says, a severe strain.  The CDC also says this year's flu vaccine is a "great match" for it.  Five states were experiencing high influenza-like-illness activity levels, the CDC says, those being Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.

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