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Wed January 15, 2014
Dept. Of Health Seeing High Number Of Influenza Cases
Health officials say the state is seeing a high number of influenza cases this year.
The state Department of Health and Environment reports 5 percent of visits to clinic sites it monitors were due to influenza-like illness.
The KDHE says flu or pneumonia contributed to 510 deaths during the current season, which began September 1st.
We've also seen a re-emergence of the A/H1N1 strain as the dominant virus.
The same strain caused a pandemic in 2009.
The agency is encouraging people eaged six months and older to get vaccinated.