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Flu cases on the rise

By Christina Calloway, PNT senior writer

Roosevelt General Hospital’s director of infection control said Thursday flu cases and people showing flu-like symptoms are increasing in the county.

Tersa Bonifant said November was slow for flu cases, but in December, the numbers picked up with 11 confirmed flu cases at RGH.

Thursday also marked the state’s first confirmed flu death for the 2013-2014 season, according to a state Department of Health press release. The death reported was a 76-year-old woman from Santa Fe County.

Bonifant said there have been three positive flu cases this month. She also said patients displaying flu-like symptoms have increased. Click here to read the full article...