Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

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Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

Henry Beverly, 73, battles the flu while tended to by nurse Kathleen Burks at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga., on Friday. The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009.

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

Henry Beverly, 73, battles the flu while tended to by nurse Kathleen Burks at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga., on Friday. The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009.

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

Delisah Revell holds her 10-month-old daughter Kelce who is being treated in the emergency room for the flu at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga., on Friday. “Once I saw how high her fever was and the crying and she was irritable I brought her in. I’m kind of nervous. I heard how bad it is and I didn’t want to take any chances,” said Revell who made the thirty minute drive to the nearest hospital to where she lives in rural Georgia. The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.
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