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Unusual Flu Season Results From The 'B' Strain

A bottle of influenza vaccine is seen in the MinuteClinic at the CVS/pharmacy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A bottle of influenza vaccine is seen in the MinuteClinic at the CVS/pharmacy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the B strain of the flu virus is getting more people sick this season. That strain of the flu doesn’t usually develop until later on and it’s more dangerous for children.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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