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N.D. Health Department reports more flu cases

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BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota's Health Department is reporting a big jump in flu cases over the past week.

The department reports 563 people have the flu compared with 159 last week at this time and only five from a year ago. Grand Forks health director Don Shields says the flu season is off to an early start and is hitting young people especially hard.

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The figures show 476 of North Dakota's cases are age 29 or younger.

For information on how the Dickinson area is dealing with cases, see Thursday's Press.

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