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2005-03-04 08:25:00

After slow start, widespread activity reported, U.S. officials say HealthDay News -- 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, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This [the prospect of a late February peak] is not something unexpected or out of the ordinary," said...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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