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San Diego flu cases tick upward again


Last updated 3/19/2018 at 2:35pm

After two weeks of declines, the number of local lab-confirmed flu cases went back up last week, a sign that influenza activity in the region is not finished for the season, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced.

A total of 708 flu cases were reported last week, compared to 542 the previous week. The percentage of visits to local emergency departments from people experiencing flu-like symptoms held steady at 3 percent, which is a significant decrease from a high of 13 percent reported in late December.

“Hopefully the increase in new cases this week was an abnormality in t...

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