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Flu season worsens as 44 states report high activity

FILE – Nurse Gigi Urcia gives a flu vaccination at the L.A. Care and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plans’ Community Resource Center on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif. The nation’s employers kept hiring briskly in November despite high inflation and a slow-growing economy. More than half the job growth — 170,000 — came in two large industries: education and health care. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) NYPM602 NYPM602

The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse. It is having an earlier and more-dramatic-than-usual start.

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