Flu is striking states in the Deep South particularly hard

Posted: December 15, 2017 at 9:43 a.m.

Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, a flu vaccine injection is administered at the Brownsville Events Center by a pharmacist in Brownsville, Texas. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, this year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug.

ATLANTA — Health officials say the Deep South is among the hardest-hit regions of the nation so far this flu season.

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