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Holiday flu hits Washington region

While the weather's been nice this weekend, some people aren't able to enjoy it. Many are suffering with the flu, which remains widespread throughout Virginia and Maryland, with local — or neighborhood — outbreaks in D.C.

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    WASHINGTON —  A lot of kids and adults in the Washington, D.C. area are spending the holidays in bed with the flu, and the latest government surveillance map shows no let-up in new cases. The Centers for Disease Control…

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