Daily Archives: January 20, 2013

Headlines from around the world: 1/20/13

The United States is about halfway through the current flu season and although it is hitting the elderly hardest, 29 children have also died from influenza. 48 states reported widespread geographic influenza activity and more than 5,000 people were sick enough to be hospitalized. The early season has caused a run on flu vaccines, and now some areas report shortages. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control, flu vaccine makers were able to squeeze out 10 million more doses than expected for a total of 145 million doses.

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