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Influenza cases sporadic so far this season

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Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:14 pm | Updated: 9:06 pm, Fri Nov 12, 2010.

Flu activity in the state remains "sporadic" according to the latest weekly report from the Arizona Department of Health Services. As of Thursday, there have been 27 lab-confirmed cases of influenza since the season began Sept. 26. Of those, 12 are in Maricopa County. At this time last year, influenza activity was "widespread."

There have also been 17 lab-confirmed cases of RSV so far this season. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a cold-like illness that can be severe in young children. It can infect the lungs and breathing airways. All the confirmed cases are in children younger than 5.

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