Local flu cases declining by end of 2014, but still high

January 5, 2015 8:13 PM

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Dallas County’s flu-trackers detected a slight decline in cases in the last two weeks of 2014, although the local outbreak still exceeds the national numbers.

Based on weekly flu testing, the local outbreak appears to have peaked in the week ending Dec. 13, when 30.6 percent came back positive for influenza. Since then, the percentage of positive tests slipped to 29.2 percent in the week ending Dec. 20 and 28.6 percent by Dec. 27.

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