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Experts say the flu season is far from over in Siouxland

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The month of February is nearly over and spring is only a few weeks away, but the flu season is far from over.

Experts said it's not unusual to see flu cases during the spring. Unlike other diseases, it's difficult to know how many people have been sick with influenza since not everyone is tested. However, there are some hospitals though out the state of Iowa that monitor the number of cases each year.

"What we can say and what we've been hearing from around the state and around the community is that we have definitely had a significant number of cases and a fairly significant number of hospitalizations," said Tyler Brock, Deputy Director at Siouxland District Health. "So it's been fairly serious, but it hasn't gotten to the high levels to where it's more than what we would expect."

The good news, Brock said it's getting better. The number of influenza cases that have been reported have gone down in the last few weeks. However, health experts remind you that it's never too late to get your flu shot.

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