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Ohio Flu Deaths Rising

Jan 17, 2015

Cuyahoga County health officials say eight people died from the flu in one week.

The deaths for the week ending January 10 is the most in a week since 2009. The Ohio Department of Health says more than 16 hundred people were hospitalized for the flu for the week ending January 10. That's a 36 percent increase from a week earlier and brings the seasonal total to more than 61 hundred.  State officials have said two young people, two teens, and two elderly women have died from flu-related complications. The Centers for Disease Control has said this year's vaccine may not protect against the flu strain dominating the state.