NEW YORK (AP) Its early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winters unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said.
In most parts of the country, most illnesses right now are being caused by a flu strain that leads to fewer hospitalizations and deaths as the kind of flu that dominated a year ago, according to officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccines also work better against it, said the CDCs Dr. Alicia Fry.
So is the U.S. in for a milder flu season?
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