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11/21/03 - East Texas

Flu "Widespread" in Texas

Texas is the only state in the U.S. where the flu is considered "widespread," according to the Centers for Disease Control. East Texas is definitely a hot bed for the flu. Hospital officials say the flu has started cropping up in patients 30-45 days earlier this year than last year. They also say the trend they're seeing is not just individual cases, but a case where a child gets the virus at school, brings it home, and gets the rest of the family sick. Doctors encourage flu shots, but even a shot doesn't guarantee you won't get the flu.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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