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Report: Flu Numbers Dropping in Maryland

Doctors are still urging residents to get a flu shot.

The number of flu cases in Maryland have dropped over the last week, but health officials are still pushing residents to get the flu vaccine, according to a report in The Gazette.

The week ending Dec. 29, 10.1 prcent of people visiting doctors were for the flu and the week ending Jan. 5 only 3.5 percent of people visiting doctors were there for the flu, according to a report from the state.

Maryland’s flu season might have peaked last week, according to one Howard County health official, but the number of cases remains widespread statewide and health officials are still urging people to be vaccinated, a state epidemiologist said Monday.

According to Google Flu Trends, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. both continue to experience "intense" flu activity. 

The numbers are still higher than the past two flu seasons, according to the Gazette report.

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