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Published January 09, 2014, 01:47 PM

Widespread increase in reported flu cases

The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting a dramatic increase in reported influenza cases in the last few weeks. 843 laboratory-confirmed cases have been reported as of Thursday, up from 88 only one month ago.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting a dramatic increase in reported influenza cases in the last few weeks. 843 laboratory-confirmed cases have been reported as of Thursday, up from 88 only one month ago.

The health department encourages flu vaccinations as well as frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when ill to help prevent the spread of the virus. For more information on the flu, visit www.ndflu.com.

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