DOVER, N.H. (AP) - The flu has spread across northern New England.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the virus is widespread in 43 states, including Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
WMUR-TV reports that New Hampshire health officials say 12 deaths in the state in December were linked to the flu, which is higher than the last few Decembers.
Dr. Jose Montero, public health director, says none of the deaths have been in children but doctors warn that schools and daycare centers can be breeding grounds for the virus.
Doctors advise getting a flu shot, washing your hands, sneezing into your arm, using antibacterial products and sanitizing your workplace and home.
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