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Number of flu cases increase in McLennan County

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Posted at 6:53 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 20:05:29-05

The number of flu cases in McLennan County has been on the rise in the past three weeks.

Two weeks ago, 872 people had either flu-like symptoms or tested positive for the virus in our area. Last week, the number of cases spiked to 1,280. 

Waco-McLennan County Public Health District Kelly Craine said the number of cases are normal for this time of the year. However, there are not as high as the numbers the last flu season. 

"These numbers are high. They are typical. We want people to be concerned but not panicky. This is typically what the flu does, it spreads like wildfire so be aware flu is out there. It's not too late to get your flu shot," Craine said.

In Brazos County, the latest report on flu cases showed a slight increase. 

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