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2013 flu season

The 2013 flu season started early and rapidly gained strength.

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Dr. Marc Siegel, assistant professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, joins Bill Leff to review the severe flu season.

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Dr. Kimbra Bell, left, administers a flu vaccine Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 to patient Christine Scully, of Chicago, who decided to get the shot during an appointment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune)

01/08/13

Flu vaccines

Dr Ken Fox, state pediatrician at Evanston Pediatrics , joins Mike to discuss flu vaccines in light of the recent flu outbreak across the country.

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Dr. Kimbra Bell, left, administers a flu vaccine Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 to patient Christine Scully, of Chicago, who decided to get the shot during an appointment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Hospitals are reporting an early flu season. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune)

Four area hospitals are transporting patients due to the high number of flu victims.

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