After early start, worst of flu season may be over

Monday - 2/11/2013, 6:52pm EST

MIKE STOBBE
AP Medical Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- The worst of the flu season appears to be over.

The number of states reporting intense or widespread illnesses dropped again last week, and in a few states there was very little flu going around, U.S. health officials said Friday.

The season started earlier than normal, first in the Southeast and then spreading. But now, by
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