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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
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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