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500 people diagnosed with flu just last week

news 13If you aren’t sick, you probably know someone who is. Cases of the flu have nearly doubled across Central Florida in the last week.

Centra Care saw nearly 500 patients at its locations all across Central Florida.

The patients all tested positive for the flu. That’s 50 percent more than this time last year.

Dr. Tim Hendrix of Centra Care said the cold weather can be blamed, along with all those visitors who just brought the bug with them.

“It’s a period of time in the winter months when people cluster together, so families are coming together and people are traveling and spreading the flu to different parts of the nation,” he said. [Read full story]