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CDC: Flu season has (finally) arrived


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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