Flu makes its way through Ohio

Flu. (Photo/CT.gov)
Flu. (Photo/CT.gov)

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The flu season is here with Columbus reporting more than two dozen cases.

Cases are only reported when patients are hospitalized. That means there are other cases that are cared for at home without a doctor, which means the actual uptick of flu cases is even higher.

So far this flu season, there are no cases reported in Greene, Miami and Montgomery counties. In Warren County, one case has been reported , and two cases are reported in in Clark County.

Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County is watching carefully, reminding everyone that with flu season here, the flu shot is critical.

Brian Fowler from the Ohio Department of Health says, “last year in Ohio, there were 3,000 flu hospitalizations and the year before, about 5,000.”.

Right now, reported flu numbers across the state are fairly normal for this time of year, Fowler says.

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