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Flu Still Hitting Pa. Hard

93% are swine flu.
Since the beginning of the year, the number of confirmed flu cases in Pennsylvania has nearly tripled. By Friday, January the state had 6,053 confirmed cases of influenza.  Almost 93 percent of there were the H1N1 strain, also referred to as swine flu, which is covered in the current flu vaccine.
 
Allegheny County has the highest number of confirmed cases, at 520.  Blair County is still reporting the second highest number at 381. 

Also in our region, Cambria County had 187 confirmed flu cases and Centre County had  88.

One local physician says the Blair County figures may be artificially high because a large medical group in Altoona has been actively testing for flu.
 
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