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Different Kind Of Flu Season

By BJ Austin, KERA News

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Dallas, TX – The traditional "peak" of flu season is in February and March. Dallas County Medical Director Dr. John Carlo says this year is different. He says the H1N1 flu virus is circulating, but at low levels.

Carlo: We have not seen a flu season, which is what we would typically see this time of year with an increase in case rates.

Dr. Carlo says the so-called "seasonal" flu has not materialized. The H1N1 flu apparently took its place and peaked last fall.

Dr. Carlo says health officials are preparing for next year, and H1N1 will be included in that "seasonal" vaccine.

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