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First case of flu reported in Maryland
First case of flu reported in Maryland

State health officials confirmed Thursday this season's first flu case. An Eastern Shore adult was hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza and later released, according to the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The strain was A (H3), which was included in this year's flu vaccine, though officials did not say if the person was vaccinated. The first case last year was reported a week earlier, on Oct. 3. The flu season generally lasts until spring and most cases are not lab-confirmed or even reported because many people do not seek medical care. The state does, however, track the course and severity of the season through doctors and hospitals that report...