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State flu-like rate down more than a percent

However, a regional look shows the rate going up from the previous week in all four health districts that include our area.

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 1:02 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - It is another sign that the worst may be over in Mississippi for the current flu season.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the latest flu-like illness rate is down to 7.8 percent for the week ending February 17.

That is down more than a percent from the previous week and down significantly from the season's peak at more than 12 percent during the Christmas-New Year's holiday period.

However, a regional look shows the rate going up from the previous week in all four health districts that include our area.

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