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February 4, 2008

Albany -- Flu cases are on the rise in Georgia.

There have been 55 confirmed cases of the flu so far this season in the Southwest Georgia health district.

Letters have been sent out to parents in Dougherty County to make sure their children take preventive measures.

"We have seen some here in the Palmyra area. In the last couple of days we have had a few test positive for influenza with A-B test screens. And in the last few days we have had four test positive," said Palmyra Emergency Physician, Dr. Steve McAlpine.

"It's important for people to know that we still have flu vaccines available and its not too late, said Southwest Health District Director, Dr. Jacqueline Grant.

Every year the flu infects up to 20 percent of the population and kills 36,000 people. Last year 73 children died of the flu.

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