Increased flu activity has been reported in 44 of Alabama's 67 counties, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health's influenza surveillance map.
He said it's impossible to predict how each flu season will pan out.
This means local emergency medical services - including emergency rooms and ambulances - have been stretched to near capacity over the past week. Of the 421 students with flu-like illness, 118 of them were confirmed flu cases.
The flu may not sound like a big deal, but if you've ever had it, you know it can make you feel miserable. Some people get very nauseous and vomit.
Kim Kardashian's Surrogate Set to Give Birth 'Any Day Now'
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Customer returns dead Christmas tree to Costco, gets full refund
A California woman who had bought a Christmas tree from Costco went back to return it on January 4, demanding a refund because she claimed that the tree was "dead". 4, more than a week after Christmas, but she still made sure to get her money back for the now-deceased greenery.