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Flu season off to an early start, health officials encourage vaccinations

7:13 PM, Oct 17, 2013   |    comments
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Hillsborough County, Florida -- Hillsborough County Health Officials say they are seeing more confirmed cases of the flu than expected this season. 

Flu season began on Sunday, September 29, and in the first three weeks of influenza activity the number of positive lab results is higher than expected when compared to previous seasons. 

Influenza Type A is the predominant strain being detected and the current flu vaccine is a good match for the strains that are currently circulating. 

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