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    a sharp rise in people affected by the flu virus

    Health-care workers have begun to refer to the rise in influenza-like symptoms in Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec as a "flunami," according to The Globe and Mail.

    Submitted from Canada on 20/01/2011

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an afternoon full of crafts

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