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More flu cases being reported in San Diego County this year


Last updated 12/26/2016 at Noon

12-22-16-health-flu numbers up

The total of local lab-confirmed influenza cases in San Diego County is outpacing the numbers reported at this time last year, the County Health and Human Services Agency recently announced.

Through Dec. 10, a total of 291 cases of influenza had been reported in the county, 113 more than at the same time last season, when 178 had been reported.

That is why County health officials are encouraging all San Diegans to get vaccinated before the worst of the flu season gets here.

“The flu is very unpredictable but we are seeing a larger number of cases being reported this year,” said Wilma...

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