Health Officials Urge Flu Shot As H1N1 Rises In San Diego County

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Susan Murphy
KPBS.com
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Influenza is on the rise across San Diego County and health officials are urging people, especially young adults, to get vaccinated.

More than 80 percent of reported flu cases have been H1N1— the same strain that caused a worldwide pandemic in 2009.

So far this season, 357 flu cases have been reported in the county, with nearly half documented in the last reporting period on Dec. 28, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

“The number of cases that were reported were one-and-a-half times higher than the numbers at the same time for our previous flu season,” San Diego County public health officer Dr. Wilma Wooten said.

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