Influenza season in high gear

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Weston County, Wyoming and the nation are experiencing significant numbers of confirmed Influenza, also known as the flu, cases this season.

The season began in Oct. and ends sometimes as late as April. The State of Wyoming Department of Health reports that as of Jan. 20 a total of 2,476 confirmed cases of the flu have been reported, up from 1,962 as of Jan. 13.

According to the department’s report, Weston County has had six confirmed cases, but Weston County Health Services Prevention Nurse Angela Phillips told the News Letter Journal that this number is not necessarily accurate.  She reports that while she cannot pinpoint an exact number, she can confirm that WCHS alone has seen more than the six confirmed flu cases that have been reported.

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