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Record number of flu cases in Central Florida

Local6 logoThe number of flu cases in Central Florida is steadily rising, and so are cases of pneumonia.

Centra Care says they have seen a record number of positive flu tests. The number of pneumonia cases have increased by nearly 100 percent.

Florida isn’t alone — 31 states report widespread flu cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Activity is particularly high throughout the south, though much higher than in Florida.

Pneumonia is often caused by a flu that gets worse. [Read full story]


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