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CDC: Flu season has (finally) arrived

NORTHEAST OHIO (WOIO) -

According to the CDC, flu season has finally arrived.

The flu season may finally be picking up steam after the slowest start in nearly three decades, a new government report suggests.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports an uptick in the number of samples testing positive for the virus - 10.5% in the first week of February versus 7.6% the week before.

That suggests that the flu season is just off to a late start, CDC researchers say.

Interestingly, it's only the second time in 29 years that the percentage of respiratory samples testing positive remained under 10% through January.

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