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Friday, January 04, 2013

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Flu cases leave Va. health care providers scrambling

After last year's wimpy flu appearance, this season's annual visitor returned with an early vengeance

After last year's wimpy flu appearance, this season's annual visitor returned with an early vengeance. Doctors and health care providers are battling a variety of germs and viruses this week resulting from a combination of factors: an early start to the flu season; the annual rite of travel in cars, trains and planes for family holiday gatherings; and funneling the population back into work and school places. The Virginian-Pilot's Elizabeth Simpson takes a look at how the flu is affecting the region.