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Flu still widespread in local area

Thursday, March 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"CHILLICOTHE - A significant number of hospitalizations attributed to influenza over the last week in Ross County indicates the flu continues to be widespread in the area, according to the Ross County Health District.

"Despite the relatively mild winter, the flu has been an issue across the state, with the Ohio Department of Health reporting 742 new confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations in the last week, up from the 576 new hospitalizations reported the week before. A graph on the ODH website shows that the number of hospitalizations took a large jump in February and were well above the highest peak for any month when considering averages over the last five years..."

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