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Health experts expecting high number of flu cases this year in the United States

Health experts expecting high number of flu cases this year in the United States
Posted at 6:49 AM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 06:49:57-04

Health experts are now warning the United States could expect a bad flu season this year.

They're basing this prediction off of the current strains affecting Australia and the southern hemisphere. 

Currently, Australis has more than twice the number of flu cases than it did last year, and nearly twice as many deaths as last year.

Experts say flu season in the northern and southern hemispheres are almost always similar.

Australian officials say vaccines in the country match the current strains of the virus, which makes health experts hopeful for similar results in the U.S.