Health agency: Flu lingering in Arizona longer than usual

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PHOENIX (AP) -

Arizona health officials say the flu is lingering in the state longer than usual.

The Department of Health Services says the state had nearly 1,300 laboratory-confirmed cases in June, compared with 200 typically.

Meanwhile, preparations for the 2017-2018 flu season are underway. The department says composition for the next flu season's vaccine has been finalized and will be available in the fall.

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