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Flu season shaping up as ‘typical’

The coming influenza season is shaping up to be a normal one, after the swine flu strain that swept the globe last year faded into a typical mix of circulating strains, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

The coming influenza season is shaping up to be a normal one, after the swine flu strain that swept the globe last year faded into a typical mix of circulating strains, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

This year’s flu shot provides “excellent matches” for the strains of influenza that have circulated from July through September, said Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC expanded its vaccine recommendation this year to everyone more than 6 months old.

 
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