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Flu deaths in California rise to 302, but appear to be slowing
Flu deaths in California rise to 302, but appear to be slowing

The total confirmed deaths from the flu in California rose to 302 this week, as this year's flu season continues to wane.  Twenty-four flu deaths were confirmed Friday, a drop from late January and early February when an average 50 people died each week. This year's flu season struck early, and appears to be on the decline. Outpatient visits continued to drop this week, according to the state. At this time last year, a total of 34 influenza fatalities had been reported. In the entire season last year, there were 106 deaths.  The deadliness of this year's season is due in part to the predominant strain of flu: H1N1, or swine flu. It killed thousands of people in...

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