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Flu season peaks amidst government shutdown

Franz Mirabal, left, patient care technician, takes the blood pressure of Adriana Gudinoperez, a patient with flu symptoms, as Carmen Perez waits with her at right in the emergency room at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

January 23, 2018

With influenza season peaking throughout the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 63 percent of its staff was furloughed in the wake of the government shutdown. With an estimated 100 deaths per week, primarily from the resistant H3N2 strain, the flu has been taking...

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