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Spokane County reports first flu case

Tue., Nov. 29, 2011, 2:11 p.m.

Spokane Valley child has flu

Spokane’s first flu case was reported Tuesday.

Staff at Valley Hospital diagnosed a child with influenza B and health officials say the flu is expected to spread across the region.

Flu shots are available and the Spokane Regional Health District encouraged people to get vaccines through their clinic, local pharmacy or many participating grocery stores.

Last year 146 people in Spokane County were hospitalized with the flu.


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