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Bad flu season will only get worse

FOX13 logoIt is a miserable thing to catch, the flu. But more people are getting it this season than predicted, possibly because the flu vaccine is not as effective as scientists had hoped.

The Centers for Disease Control says it is an epidemic. Fifteen children across the country have died from it.

Deasey Ali, who didn’t get vaccinated this year, came down with symptoms on Friday.

“Headache, body aches, chills and chest pains when I cough,” she said.

Ali was being treated at Florida Hospital Centra Care in Brandon, where half the patients who walk in the door have flu-like symptoms. [Read full story]