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Colds and flu often spread like wildfire in the workplace, and one big reason is that too many people who are sick just won't stay home.
This flu season is not only making people sick, it's also impacting those trying to visit patients at local hospitals.
Although winter's cold may be subsiding, the risk of serious illness or death associated with the flu still exists and now, a resurgence of the H1N1 virus is causing a dramatic rise in deaths of younger people.
Some people get flu shots to avoid the flu, but some people are getting paid to catch the flu.
Could cold and flu drugs help spread the flu? Some researchers think so.
Chicken eggs have long been used in the production of injectable vaccines, prompting some allergy sufferers to shy away from flu shots.
A pre-school age child in Northern Virginia has died from the flu, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
With cold and flu season in full force, many make extra effort to keep homes germ-free. But there are still items that may be overlooked.
The disease "really has reached virtually the entire component of the United States," according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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