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Shereda Jefferies waits patiently Thursday for her prescriptions for antibiotics and cough syrup to be filled at a pharmacy in Conyers. Jefferies said she has had flu-like symptoms since Christmas, in addition to strep throat and an ear infection. Health care workers in the east metro area say they have seen an increase in the number of flu cases in the past couple of weeks. One health official described the intensity level for flu statewide as "high and widespread." -- Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

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Increase of flu cases reported in east metro

Health care workers in the east metro area are reporting an increase in the number of patients with flu and flu-like symptoms.

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