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2005-03-04 08:25:00

Flu activity has increased steadily in the United States since late December and, as of mid-February, may not have peaked, federal health officials report. But after a slow start, 2004-2005 is shaping up as a fairly typical flu season.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.