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Flu Hits Iowa and Plymouth County

(Le Mars) -- More and more Iowa flu cases have been reported, and officials say the seasonal outbreak could get even worse now that children are back in school.
Reports show that at least 151 people were hospitalized for flu complications in Iowa during the last week of December. The Iowa Department of Public Health says that during the last week of December of 2011, public health officials didn't record any flu hospitalizations.  The flu outbreak has also hit Plymouth County and Le Mars especially hard.  Kari Van Dam, Floyd Valley Hospital's Wellness Coordinator says the flu got an early start.
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How many flu cases have been reported in Le Mars?
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The Wellness Coordinator says it is not too late to get a flu vaccine and she reminds people to frequently wash your hands.

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