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Flu season seems to have peaked in Maricopa County

PHOENIX -- It has been one of the nastiest flu seasons in years but the worst may be behind us.

Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine said there have been about 4,000 confirmed cases of the flu this season in Maricopa County but she believes many cases went unreported.

"There's always a chance that things could back up again but it looks like we may have peaked."

The virus is still out there and Sunenshine said if you haven't had your flu shot yet, it still is a good idea to be vaccinated.

2012 to 2013 was the worst flu season in the past five years, excluding the H1N1 season.

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Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

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