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Flu season lingers in big cities

Big cities with a large commuting workforce tend to have longer, more grinding flu seasons, a new study suggests.

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80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter—the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades.

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End of brutal flu season in sight

(HealthDay)—It's been a particularly tough flu season, but spring—and real relief—may be near, new numbers show.

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Flu season finally slowing down

(HealthDay)—As winter nears its end so too does a tough flu season, with new data showing a decline in doctor visits and less severe strains of influenza beginning to dominate.

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Tracking the flu via tweets

Public Twitter data can predict flu outbreaks, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide. They've used public Twitter data to better predict when the flu season will peak and how bad it will be.

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