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BY COLLIN RUANE
ANCHOR CHRISTIAN BRYANT


The CDC is now reporting more states are seeing widespread instances of the flu virus.

This week, 47 states are reporting widespread flu cases, up from 41 states last week.

This year’s flu season is turning out to be worse than usual. That means news organizations are working overtime to educate the public how to keep the virus from spreading. CNN went with reminding people of the obvious.

“If people are sick … they have to stay home. Not just for themselves, but for everyone else around them. Staving off the spread is, sort of, the biggest goal here.”

Fox News even alerted us on one business’ method of keeping the germs away. Banning handshakes!

“Well this could be the new sign of the times. Companies cracking down to keep these flu cases from going up. Handshakes proving to be very risky business.”

Friday’s news alerts accompanied rumors that this year’s vaccine was ineffective or in short supply, both of which experts say isn’t true. But there was also a silver lining.

“Cases of the flu are actually dropping off in parts of the country. But 47 states are now reporting widespread flu activity.”

Health officials say even if this season has peaked, it’s still a good idea to get vaccinated.

New Flu Season Report has Media Looking at Novel Tips

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Jan 11, 2013

New Flu Season Report has Media Looking at Novel Tips

(Image Source: Fox News)

BY COLLIN RUANE
ANCHOR CHRISTIAN BRYANT


The CDC is now reporting more states are seeing widespread instances of the flu virus.

This week, 47 states are reporting widespread flu cases, up from 41 states last week.

This year’s flu season is turning out to be worse than usual. That means news organizations are working overtime to educate the public how to keep the virus from spreading. CNN went with reminding people of the obvious.

“If people are sick … they have to stay home. Not just for themselves, but for everyone else around them. Staving off the spread is, sort of, the biggest goal here.”

Fox News even alerted us on one business’ method of keeping the germs away. Banning handshakes!

“Well this could be the new sign of the times. Companies cracking down to keep these flu cases from going up. Handshakes proving to be very risky business.”

Friday’s news alerts accompanied rumors that this year’s vaccine was ineffective or in short supply, both of which experts say isn’t true. But there was also a silver lining.

“Cases of the flu are actually dropping off in parts of the country. But 47 states are now reporting widespread flu activity.”

Health officials say even if this season has peaked, it’s still a good idea to get vaccinated.

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