Spike in cases of dangerous flu strain

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(NEW YORK) — Deep into the flu season, 32 states are reporting high flu-like activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

So far, an estimated 26 million cases have been reported, resulting in nearly 350,00 hospitalizations and more than 30,000 deaths.

But what’s concerning is that more and more cases are involving a dangerous strain of the virus.

In the video below, ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the details of the H3N2 strain and what you and your family can do to protect yourselves:

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