Laredo, Texas: Increased cases of flu outbreak higher than 2011 confirms TSDHS

Posted on October 17, 2012 • Filed under: Travel News, United-States

Oct. 13, 2012 (PRWEB) October 13, 2012 — The Texas State Dept. of Health Services (TSDHS) in Austin confirmed this week two Laredo school districts are reporting influenza cases this season, which are running at levels six times higher than in 2011. The state’s acknowledgement is in sharp contrast to a recent report of sparse flu activity in the United States by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The CDC is now conducting further confirmatory testing, which was spurred by a new in-the-field surveillance system. Read article

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