Kilian Daugherty, 1, gets his nose cavity swabbed for the flu by emergency department technician Jake Weatherford as his sister Madison, left, waits to be examined as well for flu symptoms at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga., Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009.
Kilian Daugherty, 1, gets his nose cavity swabbed for the flu by emergency department technician Jake Weatherford as his sister Madison, left, waits to be examined as well for flu symptoms at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga., Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. David Goldman AP
Kilian Daugherty, 1, gets his nose cavity swabbed for the flu by emergency department technician Jake Weatherford as his sister Madison, left, waits to be examined as well for flu symptoms at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga., Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. David Goldman AP

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