Influenza activity high in Pinal County

Pinal County has confirmed 671 cases of influenza. The age group most affected is 5 to 18 years old, followed by 19 to 49 years old. This season, influenza B is responsible for 80% of Pinal County cases. Pinal County Health District recommends that you and your family get vaccinated. It is not too late to get your flu shot. CDC predicts that n...
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