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Flu hits hard in Maine

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

All the sneezing, sniffling and coughing are a sure sign that flu season is here.

The Centers for Disease Control says the flu is now widespread in 41 states including Maine. Doctors there say the season started early and is now sending many people to hospital emergency rooms. They're calling the situation serious.

Doctors blame an old strain that they say is making a comeback. It's called H3N2 and a lot of people have no immunity to it.

Maine's Health Department already has 200 confirmed flu cases and peak season is not expected until late January or early February.

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