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With Ebola on minds Tampa Bay area clinics gear up for the flu

wfla-tv-logoAs hospitals across the country gear their staff up to deal with possible Ebola cases, medical professionals believe not enough attention is being paid to the flu, while Ebola grabs all the headlines.

Dr. Gregory Schwaid with Centra Care clinic said, “I am not surprised about people coming in and asking about Ebola, they are seeing it on the nightly news, reaching here and in Africa, so it is only natural to be concerned about it.”

At the Centra Care walk-in clinic in Tampa, where flu shots are offered, doctors are seeing more people come in as we begin to enter the flu season.

Some even have questions about Ebola, even though the chances of getting the flu are much greater.