Flu Season 2012: What You Should Know This Year

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Rob Stein, science correspondent and senior editor, NPR
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The 2012 flu season started strong and eight states have already reported widespread flu activity. This is the earliest regular flu season since 2003-2004. With only about 37% of the population vaccinated so far, the influenza virus still has the potential to have a severe impact.



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