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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

12:00AM
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

12:00AM
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.

Columbus Boy Who Died Had H1N1 Virus

12:00AM
December
3, 2009

Columbus Health officials say a five-year- old city boy who had the H1N1 virus died last month.

Five-Year-Old Franklin County Boy Who Died Had Swine Flu

12:00AM
December
3, 2009

A second Columbus area child has died after being infected with the H1N1 flu virus.

Several in Serious Condition from Swine Flu at OSU Med Center

12:00AM
October
29, 2009

As the flu season continues hospitals are seeing more cases of H1N1. Ohio State Medical Center has a number of people who are critically ill with the disease. WOSU reports most patients in ICU are on some kind of life support.

Columbus Catholic Churches Deal With Swine Flu

12:00AM
October
28, 2009

Catholic churches in Columbus are reviewing some of their worship rituals in an effort to stop the spread of swine flu. The bishop’s office has written to parishes urging them to take precautions. But it stopped short of making parishes suspend practices like shaking hands or drinking from a shared communion cup.

Hundreds Wait In Line For Swine Flu Vaccine While Others Turned Away

12:00AM
October
28, 2009

Worried parents of young children flocked to a Swine Flu Vaccine Clinic at the Historical Society today. But as soon as the doors opened at 2pm, the site was at capacity and officials starting turning others away.

Columbus Doctors Work To Boost Swine Flu Shots.

12:00AM
October
23, 2009

Minority physicians in Central Ohio are doing their part to spread the word about swine flu vaccinations. The group of doctors are concerned too many African-Americans and other people of color are unaware of the benefits of the vaccine.

Thousands Show Up For Columbus Flu Vaccine Clinic.

12:00AM
October
21, 2009

An estimated 23-hundred people lined up at the Columbus Health Department for a swine flu vaccination. Another flu vaccination clinic is scheduled this afternoon in Grove City.