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Flu Widespread In 40 States Across The Country

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A patient is given a flu shot Thursday. Health officials say the flu is now widespread in more than 40 states across the country. A patient is given a flu shot Thursday. Health officials say the flu is now widespread in more than 40 states across the country.
LEHIGH COUNTY, Pa. -

Hospitals across the country and in our area have seen a significant increase in patients entering the emergency room, with some hospitals forced to turn away ambulances because the demand is so high.

Health officials say the flu is now widespread in more than 490 states across the country.

In Pennsylvania, a Lehigh Valley Health Network spokesperson confirms to FOX 29 an infant from Lehigh County died over the weekend of the flu, one of 22 deaths across the state.

In other areas, Boston residents are now under a health emergency and in Chicago, hospitals have had to turn away ambulances.

The increase in flu cases comes as we are still weeks away from the peak of flu season.

Doctor say it's not too late to get your flu shot.

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