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Flu cases up around Maryland as winter comes to a close

Flu cases up around Maryland as winter comes to a close

Temperatures have been rising around the state, and it's not a good thing.

The flu, and its telltale fever, is now widespread in Maryland, as it is in much of the nation, according to health officials who are logging a lot of doctor and emergency room visits during an unseasonably warm stretch of winter.

Several hospitals — including Anne Arundel Medical Center, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center — are trying to keep the highly contagious virus from infecting vulnerable patients by limiting visits by children and those with flu symptoms such as a runny nose, cough and fever.

Other hospitals have reported increases in people...

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