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Roughly Speaking episode 357:

The current flu season is the worst in a decade, overwhelming emergency rooms and causing one in 10 American deaths in recent weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Today on the show, Dr. John Cmar, an infectious diseases specialist, talks about the flu in Maryland and across the U.S., and he explains why some people die from it.

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Dr. Cmar comments on both developments. He is based at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and comments about medical news from time to time on Roughly Speaking.

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