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By Ben Muir 

PMC sees 62 positive flu cases so far


February 1, 2018

Chart courtesy of Liz Bacom

Number of flu cases confirmed and tested by the lab at the Petersburg Medical Center.

The end of 2017 saw more confirmed flu cases in Petersburg than any year since at least 2007, according to medical center lab records.

The medical center lab released statistics on the flu season in Petersburg so far. The results, mostly from those tested in the lab from November and December, showed that 62 people were positive for the flu.

Liz Bacom, laboratory director and infection control manager for the Petersburg Medical Center, uses a metaphor in responding to those who ask why they have the flu despite getting vaccinated.

"I drive my car, and I wear a seatbelt, but I've never got...

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