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The Health Department Reports Flu Cases Popping Up In The Tri-Cities

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PASCO, Wash. - Cover you mouth and wash your hands.  That is the message from leaders at the Benton Franklin Health District.     

Health Department Official Heather Hill said recently she has seen a number of flu cases in the Tri-Cities.

Hill said there have been a number of cases involving school aged children.  

She thinks the schools could soon see an increase in absence rates with more kids becoming sick.

Hill said everyone should have already gotten a flu shot but if you did not there are some left.     

Shots take about two to three weeks to kick in.  Hill said a person could have the flu, show no symptoms and still pass it on to others.

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