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What the heck is an epidemic?

The flu has been a favorite topic in the news; lately, we decided to break it down and talk about what the heck an epidemic actually is.

We used a tool that can scan television stories. We found that local stations and the leading news networks have used the word “epidemic” more than 120 times between January 15 and January 22.

It turns out, it is an epidemic, but this happens mainly every year in the U.S., according to the CDC.