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Big jump in flu cases this season

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Cape Fear Pediatrics has two offices - one in Wilmington and one in Hampstead.

Dr. David Hill, with Cape Fear Pediatrics, says combined, there has been 50 cases of the flu over the last week.

"I've coined the term "Lallapafluza" for what we're seeing now, in both offices. This may not be the most severe flu we've seen, but it is among the earliest and most infectious. We're seeing multiple family members in affected families, multiple classmates in infected schools," said Dr. Hill

Doctors at Carolina Pediatrics in Wilmington are reporting around 16 cases of the flu in the last week.

Flu season normally peaks in January. Doctors say it is not too late to get your flu shot and they recommend that everyone do so.

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