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CDC: Flu Widespread in Virginia

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The flu season isn't dying down with spring right around the corner. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu is still widespread in Virginia.

Elizabeth Beasley, a spokesperson for the Thomas Jefferson Area Health District, says the district doesn’t track specific numbers for flu but it is keeping an eye on the situation.

“It's easy to say we're seeing a lot of flu but it's actually we're seeing a lot of influenza-like illness, so that's the case definition that the Center for Disease Control establishes and that's what we use,” Beasley said.

Most states that were classified as widespread have been downgraded to regional or local. The health department says the flu season runs through May.

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