Medicine: The Flu

In three weeks, U.S. influenza cases reported to the Public Health Service jumped from 5,000 to 13,000 to 49,700.

Obviously, the true figure was far higher (example: in Oregon, only 45 cases were reported to the state health officer, but estimates based on school and job absenteeism put the number of flu victims at something over 4,000).

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