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Flu cases increase in Taylor County

By Michelle Frizalone, mfrizalone@ktxs.com
Published On: Jan 03 2013 11:31:40 AM CST
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The Daily Beast used positive flu tests, statewide vaccination coverage, flu and pneumonia deaths, and estimated flu activity to rank the sickest cities in America this past flu season.

ABILENE, Texas -

The number of flu cases have increased in Taylor County.

The emergency room is at full capacity at Hendrick Medical Center.

Hendrick said they have been treating 20-30 people a day for the flu over the last couple of weeks.

This is a big change, Hendirck officials said, after the last two or three years have been very mild flu seasons.

According to the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District officials, they have also seen an increase in the number of Flu A and Flu B type cases reported.

There have been 473 Flu A and Flu B cases in Taylor County last year. The previous year there were 107 reported Flu A and Flu B cases.