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With 15 Children Dead, CDC Declares Flu Epidemic

12/30/2014

ABC News
By Liz Neporent, via Good Morning America

Fifteen children have died from complications of the flu so far this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted, as it officially declared the illness an epidemic.

The number of states reporting a high amount of “influenza-like” illness activity has increased from 13 to 22 since last week’s report from the agency, with outbreaks in every region of the country.

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