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CDC warns of flu virus

Updated: Tuesday, January 15 2013, 11:55 AM EST
We're seeing less flu in the United States, but it is spread out more.
Geographically it has spread to more locations.

Two weeks ago, 41 states were seeing widespread activity...
Now, six more states -- 47 total -- say they're seeing flu in various regions of their state.

That's according to new numbers released this morning by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A CDC official tells CNN the numbers are the mark of a -quote- "classic flu epidemic".

CDC warns of flu virus


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Flu Signs and Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

FLU VS. COMMON COLD

Flu Symptoms (more intense than common cold):

  • Fever 
  • Body aches
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Dry cough are more common and intense
  • Chills
  • HeadachesCommon


Cold Symptoms:  
  • Stuffy/runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever is rare
  • Slight body aches
  • Mild fatigue

Source: Centers for Disease Control

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