Flu rising in Wyo; more than 400 cases this season

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Flu is on the rise across Wyoming, with more than 400 cases reported so far this season.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Wednesday (http://tinyurl.com/ox6jqlk ) that Campbell County led the state with 167 cases.

The state health department says 460 cases have been reported statewide, but the actual number is much higher because most influenza patients don't seek medical attention and don't show up in the statistics.

Officials also say reporting isn't consistent across the state's counties.

Laramie County, which includes Cheyenne, has reported 72 cases.

Health Reach Urgent Care Clinic in Cheyenne says it had 10 patients test positive for flu on Tuesday, and overall flu cases have been increasing since mid-December.

Cheyenne's Alpha Family Medicine says flu season started early, with the first case showing up in September.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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