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Local flu rates, deaths, continue to climb
San Diego Union-Tribune

Influenza rates continue to climb in San Diego County, pushing past 500 confirmed cases in the third week of the new year, according to a county report released Wednesday afternoon. The number of flu-associated deaths this year rose from six to 14.

Seven of those 14 deaths occurred last week. Midway through the 2012-13 flu season, the total number of deaths has already equaled the total for the entire 2011-2012 season.