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Flu season ramps up; Volusia, Flagler reporting mild activity

The Daytona Beach News-JournalEbola has captured the world’s attention, but a more familiar killer is lurking in Volusia and Flagler counties.

…At Florida Hospital’s Centra Care urgent care clinic in Port Orange, doctors saw their first flu case in September. Now a steady stream of patients are coming in, complaining they feel like “they’ve been hit by a truck” — one of the telltale signs of flu, said Dr. Scott Vanlue, one of the clinic’s doctors.

“You might be thinking of flu as just having a cold, but it’s pretty serious,” he said. “You are far more at risk of flu putting you in the hospital than Ebola.”[Read more]