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Medics tied up in surge of flu calls

With one of the worst flu seasons to date, medics are hard pressed to respond to all the calls

WEAU

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — The deadly and fast growing flu epidemic is not only keeping pharmacies and hospitals tied up. Local paramedics are also working hard to get folks with the flu rushed to the emergency room.

Flu cases in Wisconsin have already reached more than 4,000. That's more than double last year according to the state health department.

Eau Claire Fire and Rescue workers say they're also seeing an increase in the number of calls so far this in 2013, several of those cases flu-related.

Full story: Flu outbreak among calls keeping local EMS busy




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