Nation in a severe flu season

(CNN) -- 49 states reporting widespread flu activity...More than half of the country classifying it as "High"...California hit particularly hard, with more than two dozen flu-related deaths...

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It all adds up to a flu season matched only by the 2014 to 2015 season, the most severe in recent years.

Some pharmacies are experiencing some temporary shortages of flu medications.

If you haven't been vaccinated, health officials say there's still time to get your flu shot.

To keep the flu from spreading, the CDC recommends avoiding close contact with people who are sick. Wash your hands often. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth after touching something contaminated with germs. Also, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

And when you are the sick one...stay home.