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Published December 29, 2012, 04:58 PM

The flu bug is in full swing

(WDAY TV) -- Hundreds of people in North Dakota and Minnesota are fighting the flu.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- Hundreds of people in North Dakota and Minnesota are fighting the flu.

The flu bug is in full swing, and many have had to be hospitalized. It's striking earlier this season. In the last few years, cases around here have peaked in February or March.

Health officials say this could mean a more severe flu season.

Carolyn Kaltenberg with the Grand Forks Public Health Dept. says, "Here in North Dakota we're starting to pick up with activity. I think this week there's been about 600 cases and we've had 30 something cases just here in Grand Forks County. So it's important for people to get vaccinated."

She says there are still plenty of vaccinations left at the Grand Forks Public Health Department, and they do take walk-ins.

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