Nasty influenza strain prompts local warning

The county health department is urging residents to get flu shots in response to a particularly virulent strain of influenza this winter.
County-administered flu shots are free, and available by calling 966- 3689 to set up an appointment.
Nationally, health officials have reported that close to 90 percent of reported cases are being caused by the H1N1 virus—also known as “swine flu.”
“Sufferers often describe the illness as the worst sickness they have ever had,” ...

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