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Published January 09, 2013, 05:38 PM

The cold north not the only place the flu is popping up

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The flu is not just hitting our area hard.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The flu is not just hitting our area hard.

In Chicago, several hospitals were so overwhelmed with flu patients they stopped taking in people and diverted them to other facilities.

Some hospitals report seeing quite a few people that had been vacationed for the flu in the fall

Vaccine experts say there are limitations to its effectiveness.

Nick Kelley, U of M - Research Associate: “The vaccine is 60% effective for healthy young adults, just for flu shots. That means people who still had the flu shot get sick and some years it's less effective. Some years it's more effective.”

Researchers at the U of M have found that the flu mist in Children is about 83% effective at fighting off the flu.

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