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Flu cases rising across Ohio

Thursday, January 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"Influenza-like illness is now widespread throughout Ohio for the first time this flu season, and the number of associated hospitalizations are rising.

"In the first week of January, there were 287 new confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations in Ohio compared to 157 the week before. There have been 654 total flu-associated hospitalizations since flu season began last October.

"According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity is on the rise across the country and this trend is expected to continue for at least several more weeks.

"Flu season in Ohio generally lasts from October to May, with flu-associated hospitalizations typically peaking between December and February. The 2015-16 flu season started a bit later and flu-associated hospitalizations did not peak until early March..."

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