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Flu cases on the rise in Maryland
Flu cases on the rise in Maryland

After a slow start to flu season in Maryland, physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are starting to see a jump in cases around the state. Trish M. Perl, a professor of medicine and pathology at Johns Hopkins Medicine, said the major hospitals in Baltimore have treated more than a dozen patients for the flu in the past week, up from a handful of cases since flu season officially began in the U.S. "There's a lot of data now suggesting that flu is hitting in this area," Perl said. "I think that's kind of the nature of flu. You kind of get dribs and drabs and then all of a sudden you see a huge increase." The majority of flu...