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The flu in Massachusetts is widespread across the state, and moderate in intensity, according to DPH’s weekly flu report. Influenza-like illness (ILI) is defined as fever above 100.01 in addition to either cough or sore throat. According to DPH, the number of this year’s (2014-15) flu cases is above last year’s (2013-14), but the number of cases has not yet reached the especially bad 2012-13 season. Laboratory-confirmed flu that resulted in hospitalizations began to spike over the past two weeks in Massachusetts.  Weekly flu reports are posted on the state’s Public Health Blog.