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An 'atypical' flu season has some local health officials worried

A magnified flu virus
Arek Socha

Health care officials say they’re concerned with the rise in child flu cases in the Charlotte region.

Dr. Lyn Nuse with Atrium Health describes this year’s flu season as atypical, both in the number of cases and how early the flu season set in.

"November, December is what we would consider an early flu season, especially in the Charlotte area," Nuse said. "We usually start seeing flu in the January-February time frame. So we would we wouldn’t normally expect much flu at this time of year. "

Nuse also said parents shouldn’t assume a cough or congestion is allergies and to keep children home if they are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms.

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Sarah Delia is a Senior Producer for Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. Sarah joined the WFAE news team in 2014. An Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist, Sarah has lived and told stories from Maine, New York, Indiana, Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina. Sarah received her B.A. in English and Art history from James Madison University, where she began her broadcast career at college radio station WXJM. Sarah has interned and worked at NPR in Washington DC, interned and freelanced for WNYC, and attended the Salt Institute for Radio Documentary Studies.