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District health summary rates flu at low intensity

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The flu is still prevalent in the state during the eighth week of flu season.

The Mahoning County District Board of Health released a surveillance summary that indicates low intensity for the flu and related illnesses.

According to the summary, the percentage of emergency visits with patients experiencing flu like symptoms decreased slightly and remained below baseline levels.

In the 2012-2013 season, 4,243 confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations were totaled statewide through February 23.

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