Medicine: A Mean A/Texas Attacks

Newest flu variant on the rampage in 41 states

The medical statisticians insist that it is not yet an epidemic because not enough people have sickened and died to meet that criterion. This is no comfort to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have been laid low with influenza. No words and no wonder drugs help to lower the initial fever, ease the aching head and bones, stop the hacking cough and make rubbery legs feel strong again. Dr. Donald O. Lyman, director of New York's Bureau of Disease Control, advises: "I'd stay in...

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