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Flu cases skyrocketing across Central Florida, state

FOX35 logoFlu cases are spiking in Central Florida and across the state, and doctors say they are seeing them in numbers they typically don’t see until January.

In the past week, 250 confirmed cases have been reported at Centra Care urgent care’s 21 locations.

That is double from just a week ago.

“Normally, we don’t see flu ramp up at this rate until about January, so we are a couple of months early,” Centra Care’s Dr. Tim Hendrix said.

Most people who have been diagnosed with the flu did not receive a flu shot, Hendrix said. [Read full story]