Clinical tests have confirmed two cases of influenza in San Juan County County. One case, on San Juan Island, required hospitalization after the disease progressed to pneumonia. Neither victim had received a flu vaccination.
The health department also reports that absentee patterns at Orcas High School and on Lopez may indicate an increase in cases of the flu among students. The health department recommends that anyone over six months of age be vaccinated. For more info, contact 378-4474.