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Doctors: flu season mild this year

Mild Flu Season

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - This year's flu season is proving to be a mild one.

Doctors say they've seen fewer cases this year than in the past.

At Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, doctors saw about 150 flu cases this season. That number is equivalent to what they would see in about one month last year. 

While an increase in vaccinations do play a factor in the mild season, some doctors say there's more to it than just a shot. "I would like to believe that we're doing a better job at vaccinating and also think we're doing a better job of letting people know if you have these symptoms, you're better off staying home, being sick, getting well, being selfish, and keeping your germs to yourself. That will cause a quicker recovery and less spread to influenza to others," Mayo Clinic Health System Infection and Disease Control Specialist Kelly Dickson.

Even though there were fewer cases, doctors say the ones they did see were much more severe.

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