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    Italy is in the grip of its worst flu season in 14 years
    The Local
    news@thelocal.it
    @thelocalitaly
    19 January 2018
    14:48 CET+01:00

    Nearly 4 million people in Italy sought treatment for the flu in recent weeks, the highest number of cases since 2004.
    There were some 832,000 flu patients between January 8-14th, according to the National Health Institute’s virus monitoring service, making a total of 3,883,000 cases since September 2017.

    “The spread of the influenza virus this year is very intense, higher even than the pandemic of 2009-10 and comparable only to the 2004-5 season,” said Antonino Bella, one of the institute’s specialists in infectious disease.

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    In total 140 cases were serious and 30 people with flu have died, most of them with pre-existing health conditions that led to complications.
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    https://www.thelocal.it/20180119/ita...on-in-14-years
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