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Scientists are working on ways of predicting where the flu will strike next

The ability to predict when and where the flu might strike or how bad it might be could allow public health professionals — and you — to better prepare for the flu season — avoiding illness, saving the economy billions of dollars and even preventing thousands of deaths. So scientists are hard at work on refining and improving how we can track and forecast the flu.

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