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Doctors say flu season may hang around a little longer

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Doctors are warning that flu season may be hanging around until summer.

Doctors at urgent care clinics across South Louisiana say they are seeing one to two cases of the flu daily. One group combined says they see around 24 new flu cases everyday. 

According to doctors, the flu season usually starts in November or December and ends around April but this year it got a late start. 

"This year it definitely started a little later than it usually does," says Clare Farrell with MHM Urgent Care. "I wasn't seeing a lot of cases until January where it's usually November, December they start to come in pretty rapidly but this year was definitely a later start to the flu season. So I think that's probably why it's lasting a little bit longer."

Doctors continue to say the best prevention is to was your hands frequently and if you have flu-like symptoms get checked out immediately.   

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