Number of States Reporting High Flu Activity Expected to Rise

The CDC already calls the volume of cases an epidemic and new numbers are expected to be released soon.
1:49 | 01/05/15

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Thank you, Amy. Health news. The flu season. Already considered an epidemic. 22 states reporting high activity. That number expected to rise. Rich Besser is here. This could be a rough flu season. There are many flu strains that can cause flu. The one this year is H 3 N 2. In the past, when it's been an h3n2 year, it's a tough year. Thut this together with a bad match for the train in the vaccine, it's a bad year. People back at work. What do you tell them? If you picked up anything besides presents at the holiday, if you're feeling sick, do not go back to work. Do not go to school. Stay home until you're feeling better. Everyone else, you're washing your handles. That's what it comes down to. We always do here. How do you know the difference between what sounds like a cool, you're a little junkie or it takes it over the soej to flu? Andlet get into the tamiflu of it all. The difference is the pod aches. Feeling of fatigue. Don't rush to the doctor. Give them a call. The tamiflu issue. The people at high risk. The big concern is shortages. If your doctor wants you to visit, call around. There are spot shortages in some places. Most cities and towns will have it in some places. And tamiflu will work on this strain? It reduces it a little bit. It's not as good as prevention. But it's there for those at risk for severe disease, the elderly, little kids, people with medical issues. You'll take questions on Twitter?

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