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Le Bonheur treating 100 children a day for flu

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Doctors say the flu is unpredictable and varies from year to year. Doctors say the flu is unpredictable and varies from year to year.

(WMC-TV) - Doctors at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital say they are seeing at least a hundred children a day for the flu that is hitting the Mid-South.

Doctors say the flu is unpredictable and varies from year to year.

Le Bonheur's chief pediatrician Dr. Jon McCullers says this season has been worse than usual. He says the two weeks after students come back from Christmas break is usually the worst time for the flu.

"They're at home, they catch the flu, they bring it, pass it around in the school and that's when we'll see the outbreak," he said.

Some patients even have symptoms of the swine flu.

"The strain we're seeing right now is the H1N1 strain. The same one that came back in 2009. The swine flu, and it's continued to circulate."

Dr. McCullers said they have seen an increase of cases over the last six weeks.

There were extremely high flu levels over the holidays. He advises getting a flu shot.

He also said the second preventative step is to wash your hands using an alcohol-based hand dryer, coughing into your sleeves, and staying away from others that are sick.

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