Florida hard hit by flu (influenza) epidemic across USA

Florida is one of 29 states experiencing high levels of flu (influenza) activity across the USA where flu has reached epidemic levels. Influenza in the northern hemisphere has begun earlier than usual and is more severe. Although there is a slight mismatch between the vaccine and the major circulating flu virus, the vaccine is still a reasonable way to reduce the risk of severe illness. Handwashing and respiratory etiquette is also important.

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