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Flu Epidemic Hitting California

fluSACRAMENTO–

No one likes getting sick, especially with the flu. But, unfortunately, it’s a risk we all take every time we walk outside.

The influenza virus has killed five people in California so far this Winter — two of them from Sacramento. Friday, the Centers For Disease Control declared the flu outbreak an epidemic.

Across the country, hospitals are overcrowded. And in some cities, like Chicago, at capacity.

The CDC says those who received the flu vaccination this year are 60% less likely to go to the doctor for influenza. Medical officials are urging people to get vaccinated, if they haven’t already done so.

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