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Record number of flu cases hit Central Florida

local 6A record number of flu cases were reported last week at Florida Hospital Centra Care facilities.

According to Centra Care, 637 cases were documented, besting the record of 569 cases that occurred during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009. The record-breaking numbers showed as the wait at Centra Care in Orlando reached 3 hours on Wednesday.

According to the CDC, Florida is among 31 states reporting widespread flu activity. According to Dr. ...

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Centra Care urges residents to be ready for flu season

Local6 logoFortunately for Santa, Centra Care physicians completed a rapid Influenza test, catching his symptoms early and prescribing anti-Influenza medicine which can considerably shorten the duration of the flu.

Doctors urge that it is important to understand antiviral medication must be taken within 48 hours of the first appearance of flu symptoms.

Doctors said flu season usually peaks in January, but just in the last three weeks the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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Flu cases skyrocketing across Central Florida, state

FOX35 logoFlu cases are spiking in Central Florida and across the state, and doctors say they are seeing them in numbers they typically don’t see until January.

In the past week, 250 confirmed cases have been reported at Centra Care urgent care’s 21 locations.

That is double from just a week ago.

“Normally, we don’t see flu ramp up at this rate until about January, so we are a ...

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