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Flu hitting hard locally
Virus has killed 25 in Georgia as of Friday
In this Jan. 11 file photo, Ana Martinez, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. This years U.S. flu season got off to an early start, and its been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other common flu bugs. - photo by Associated Press
Influenza, particularly one virulent strain, has sent record numbers to the doctor over the past few weeks, and in spite of an early start, the flu season isn’t over. The majority of patients diagnosed with flu suffer from the H3N2 virus, said Mary Beth Butler, public information officer with the Southeast Health District. “There seems to be an uptick in the numbers of people with this type flu,” she said on Friday.
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