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Flu cases ahead of last year’s pace


Last updated 10/19/2017 at Noon

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office

A higher number of influenza cases is being reported this season compared to last year, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced Oct. 11.

To date there have been 221 cases reported this season. A total of 71 cases had been reported at the same time last year.

“It’s extremely important that people get vaccinated,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “Influenza can generate severe complications, including death, especially for people with underlying medical conditions.”


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