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The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decrease in rates of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth over the past 7 days. It’s too soon to say whether this is a temporary drop or if we may have seen the peak of flu season – time will tell. In the meantime, everybody can play a role in keeping flu from spreading in our communities – wash your hands often with soap and warm water, cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve not your palm, and stay home from work or school if you’re sick.

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