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Cases of the flu slowly starting to decline in Wis.


Doctors at Marshfield Clinic say they've seen hundreds of flu cases this season. They say the outbreak seemed to peak in mid-January and they're slowly starting to see the numbers decrease.

Doctors said there are four different strains of the flu this year and each person's case and symptoms have been a little different. But even as the number of people diagnosed with the flu starts to decrease, doctors said you shouldn't let your guard down.

"Last year we had our biggest flare-up in March, so I would say if people haven't had their shot yet, that's one thing they can do otherwise, lots of hand washing and avoiding people who are coughing," said Dr. Bart Hobson.

Marshfield Clinic Doctors said Wisconsin's flu activity is now considered low and in the past few weeks they said they've started to notice a decline in the number of people coming in with symptoms.

One doctor said he was part of a study that tested patients in our area for the flu. He said at one point, about 55% of those patients tested positive.

He said that number has decreased by more than half.

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