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California avoids worst of flu, but probably not for long
Los Angeles Times

California public health officials are bracing for an increase in new flu patients in the coming weeks as the influenza outbreak that has engulfed 47 other states gears up here.

Flu activity in California has been accelerating since late December and usually doesn’t peak until February or March, state health officials said Friday. In Los Angeles County, 17 of the 71 confirmed flu cases this season have been recorded since Jan. 4.