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Flu virus sleuths race to ward off worst
The Mercury News

Far from hospitals and morgues, disease sleuths are racing to understand the pace and pattern of California’s deadly influenza season.

Sample 14603? This tiny vial of mucus — one of thousands tested this winter by the state Department of Public Health lab — is found to be infected with the virus known as influenza A, subtype H1N1.

Soon the patient recovers, or is buried.