1. CDC says it's another severe flu season with up to 7.3 million people sick so far  CNBC
  2. Flu Season Is Picking Up. Here's How Many People Have Already Gotten Sick  TIME
  3. Millions of Americans Have Gotten the Flu So Far This Season  Bloomberg
  4. 7 million Americans have the flu - but it is MUCH less deadly than last year, CDC reveals  Daily Mail
  5. With up to 7.3 million people hit by flu so far this season, scientists search for better vaccine  CNN
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At least half of those people have sought medical care for their illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Experts say the promising news is that the flu shot appears much more effective at fending off infection this year, so they urge as many people to get it as soon as possible.

Instead of relying on people to get vaccinated every year, scientists are getting closer to a flu vaccine that would last through multiple seasons, called a universal flu vaccine.