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Published January 09, 2013, 04:28 PM

North Dakota flu cases jump to high number

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Confirmed cases of the flu in North Dakota have jumped 72 percent over the past week.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Confirmed cases of the flu in North Dakota have jumped 72 percent over the past week.

The state Health Department SAYS 1,077 flu cases had been reported statewide, up from 625 last week.

Outbreaks have been reported in long-term care and assisted living facilities.

The high number of flu cases is happening earlier in the flu season than usual, and health officials say it's not too late for people to get a flu shot.

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