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California avoids flu epidemic, but numbers are on the rise

An early flu season hitting much of the country has largely avoided California, but an uptick in cases throughout the state has public health officials urging people to get vaccinated against the respiratory infection.Mississippi and California are the only U.S. states with “regional” flu activity rather than the more severe “widespread” activity, according to the latest influenza summary from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Margaret Williams, spokeswoman for El Dorado County’s Health & Human Services Agency, said the county is reporting some flu cases, but not the numbers seen elsewhere.“The number of laboratory confirmed cases of influenza, reported by …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 19, 2013 03:19AM Published Jan 19, 2013 03:17AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.