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Flu stays mild in California, but officials expect an increase in cases

Flu stays mild in California, but officials expect an increase in cases

More Californians are falling sick with the flu this month, but the season looks to be far less dangerous than those of past years.

As of the first week of February, 11 Californians under the age of 65 had died from the flu since the season began in October. At this time last year, there had been 25 flu deaths, and two years ago, there were 202.

Health officials say that could be because this year's flu season may peak this month, while the last three seasons peaked in December. February is the most common peak for the flu season, which can...

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