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(Metro) The flu in the U.S. has reached epidemic status.
At least 20 children have died from the outbreak that is now widespread in 47 states.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 7.3% of the deaths last week were caused by pneumonia and the flu.
The early start and fast spread of the flu this season has resulted in large numbers of patients at doctors' offices and emergency rooms.
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