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Local Health Officials Surprised by Low Number of Flu Cases

1 year 7 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, December 27 2018 Dec 27, 2018 December 27, 2018 8:28 PM December 27, 2018 in News - Local

SAN BENITO – Flu season is far from over; it begins in October and ends in May.

Cameron County health administrator Esmeralda Guajardo says the amount of people getting the flu shot likely contributed to the lower number of reported cases this year.

"Based on last year's history, more people are actually getting vaccinated this year to prevent from the same kind of issues happening," says Guajardo.

She explains not everyone can afford to take the flu shot but those who can should in order to help keep the numbers at bay.

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez has the details.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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