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Pueblo Health Department concerned about flu

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jan 14, 2020

PUEBLO — Another strain of the flu is causing concern in the Pueblo Health Department.

The county has eight more reported cases of the flu through January 4 than it did at this same point last season.

The issue for the department's clinic program manager is nationwide numbers for Influenza B are on the rise.

"The reason why this is important is the B strain is actually harder on individuals new born through the age of 24," said Zak Van Ooyen, clinic program manager.

Some tips to avoid the flu are get vaccinated, wash your hands, cover your mouth, and don't go out if your are sick.


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