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Flu season is starting to pick up in California

Flu season is starting to pick up in California

The flu season is ramping up in California, and public health officials say they only expect it to worsen in the coming weeks.

Data released Friday morning shows that cases of the flu are as expected for this time of year. Still, the number of flu hospitalizations and deaths falls far below what California has experienced in recent years.

As of the end of January, seven Californians under the age of 65 had died from the flu since the start of the season in October. At this time last year, there had been 18 flu deaths, and two years ago, there were 147...

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