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Local health officials report spike in flu-related hospitalizations, deaths

Published: Jan 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The number of severe flu cases in North Central Florida has escalated in recent months, and UF Health Shands Hospital has had a striking increase in influenza-related hospitalizations, with more than 150 admissions and a dozen deaths since late October, UF Health and county public health officials reported today.