Posted Dec. 28, 2012, at 6:04 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 31, 2012, at 11:54 a.m.
This season’s flu is worse than in years past, in part because Americans haven’t seen this strain in a while and don’t have immunity. State health officials believe it could get worse before it gets better. State epidemiologist Stephen Sears said Maine is seeing an earlier flu season and one …
An earlier version of this story should have said the season's predominant flu virus, which is covered in this year's flu vaccine, is H3N2. The swine flu, for which there is currently no vaccine, is H3N2v. The information was incorrectly submitted to the Sun Journal.
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