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Flu could intensify over Christmas in south GA

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December 13, 2007

Albany-  Several cases of the flu have been reported in south Georgia, but doctor's fear the disease may intensify with colder weather and Christmas just around the corner.

Doctor's at Allergy and Asthma Clinics of Georgia say warmer temperatures have held off more cases, but fear with temperatures dropping again and more people gathering for holiday event those cases of flu out there could spread more rapidly and even turn into an epidemic.

"What we worry about of course is with the holiday's coming every body will get together and spread that virus around pretty quickly," said Dr. Dennis Robinson, Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Georgia.

Doctor's urge frequent hand washing and say it's not too late to get a flu shot.

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