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Ohio Health Department Reports More Flu Hospitalizations

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More than 1,600 Ohioans were hospitalized for the flu during the first full week in January.
11:11AM
January 16, 2015

The Ohio Health Department says more than 1,000 people were hospitalized for the flu during the first full week of the new year.

Ohio Sees Another Spike In Flu Hospitalizations

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Flu cases continue to climb across Ohio. Two people have died from the flu so far this season; one in Licking County.
11:42AM
January 2, 2015

The state says flu hospitalizations continue to spike in Ohio, with a 51 percent jump the last full week of December.

More Franklin County Residents Being Hospitalized From The Flu

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7:16AM
December
10, 2014

Columbus Public Health officials say 23 Franklin County residents were hospitalized by the flu last week. That’s about four times higher than the average week this time of year.

Central Ohio Sees Uptick In Serious Flu Cases

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Central Ohio hospitals report a surge in patients with influenza.
11:57AM
November 4, 2014

Hospitals in central Ohio say they’re already seeing serious and sometimes life-threatening cases of the flu this year.

State Officials Say Flu Cases On The Rise In Ohio

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Influenza hospitalizations are on the rise in Ohio
8:50AM
December 28, 2013

Ohio health officials say influenza activity is on the rise in Ohio and residents should get vaccinated.

Flu Hospitalizations Level Off In Ohio

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Hospital admissions for Influenza in Ohio have leveled off during the past week
3:21PM
January 25, 2013

The number of Ohioans being hospitalized due to influenza has leveled off over the past week. That’s the word from the state health department. Tess Pollock gave the latest numbers on Friday.

Flu Sends More Central Ohioans To Local Hospitals

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Through January 5, influenza sent 293 people to Franklin County hospitals. That's compared to nine at the same point last flu season.
5:52PM
January 10, 2013

State health officials confirm the first death of the flu season that’s already hospitalized about 300 people in Franklin County.

Flu Sending More Ohioans To Hospitals

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6:29AM
January
2, 2013

863 Ohioans have been hospitalized with influenza this season, compared with just 65 by this time last season.

H1N1: A Year Later

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April
23, 2010

It was a year ago this week that America learned about a new strain of flu that was killing people in Mexico and some parts of the southwestern United States. Later, some health leaders predicted swine flu, as it was called then, had the potential to kill close to 100,000 people in the U.S. alone. The numbers of deaths, though, related to H1N1 are radically lower than foretasted. WOSU talked with health officials about swine flu a year later.

Most Ohioans Now Eligible to Receive Swine Flu Shots

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December
13, 2009

The Ohio Department of Health has lifted restrictions on who can receive the H1N1 vaccine. Previously the vaccine was limited to high risk groups including children, pregnant women and people with underlying medical conditions.