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Flu cases climbing quickly in central Florida

channel 9It may not be flu season yet, but cases of the illness are climbing quickly in central Florida.

Just last week, Centra Care clinics saw 64 cases of flu at their 20 locations, triple the number of cases the same time last year.

“I don’t think we’ve seen this many cases early on,” said Dr. Timothy Hendrix, medical director of Centra Care. It’s a big jump from last year’s 22 cases, and health officials don’t know why the season started early. Doctors said the challenge is figuring out when the flu season will peak. [Read full story]