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Flu in Md. Widespread But May be Stabilizing


HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says flu is widespread across Maryland but there are signs it may be stabilizing.

State Epidemiologist David Blythe said Friday that some indicators are stable or up slightly, while others are decreasing.

The agency says the intensity of flu-like illness in Maryland was moderate as of Jan. 5. That's an improvement from a rating of "high" the week before.

The department says there were 199 flu-associated hospitalizations in the week ending Jan. 5. That's an improvement over the 256 hospitalizations in the previous week.

Most of the recent cases involve people over 65.

Blythe says some clinics might be out of flu vaccine, so people might have to call around.

No children's deaths have been reported.

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