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Flu ‘gathering speed’ across US as health officials prepare for potentially rough season

CNN — US health officials are becoming increasingly concerned about this year’s flu season – and are already seeing signs that the virus is spreading. As the 2022-23 flu season gets underway, one high school in California is facing a “high number of absences” among students due to possible flu cases. Flu activity in the …

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Monkeypox: With no federal emergency declaration, San Francisco and New York sound alarm on outbreak

CNN — While federal officials weigh a national public health emergency declaration around the monkeypox outbreak, San Francisco and New York state began sounding the alarm Thursday. San Francisco became the first major US city to declare a local health emergency on monkeypox in an effort to strengthen the city’s preparedness and response amid high …

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