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Japanese researchers describe two H3N2 flu viruses with mutations that may increase antiviral resistance.
Three more pediatric flu deaths were reported, bringing to 19 the number of deaths in children this season.
The CDC estimates 2.9 million to 3.5 million have needed to see a doctor, and up to 83,500 have been hospitalized for flu.
Nineteen states report high flu-like illness activity, and pediatric deaths rose to 13.
The 2009 H1N1 strain is dominant, except in the Southeast, where H3N2 is more common.
Eight of 10 regions report flulike illness at or above baseline, and 1 more child has died of flu, bringing the total to 7.
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