- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Pima County has its first confirmed case of the flu this season.

The county Health Department reports that the case was confirmed through testing at the Arizona State Health Public Laboratory and involves an adult who didn’t require hospitalization and who has recovered.

Dr. Francisco Garcia says the case is the first indication that the flu is circulating in the Tucson area and that people who had been putting off getting their flu shot should get one.

The Pima County case is not included in the latest statewide tabulation posted on the state Department of Health Services’ website.

That tabulation lists 15 laboratory-confirmed cases statewide, including 10 involving children under age 5.

The 15 cases include 12 in Maricopa County and one each in Apache, Santa Cruz and Yavapai counties.


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