New data shows 136 Hoosiers have died from flu this season

Ebony Scott
February 5, 2018

State health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in IN this season reached 136 last week, up from 107 the previous week.

One of every 14 visits to doctors and clinics were for symptoms of the flu.

The state Department of Public Health released a weekly update on flu statistics Thursday reporting that the disease continues to be widespread in the state.

The CDC official also said it was not too late to get a flu vaccine.

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"It's been the busiest I can remember for a long time", said Dr. Doug Olson, an ER doctor at Northside Hospital Forsyth, in Cumming, Georgia. These numbers do not include all the people who have had the flu, as many do not see a doctor when sick.

This flu season has already killed at least 53 children in the United States, according to the CDC.

Emergency room nurse Christine Bauer treats Joshua Lagade of Vista, California, for the flu as his girlfriend Mayra Mora looks on in the emergency room at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California, U.S., January 18, 2018. How well it worked in the USA won't be known until later this month.

Canada's flu season so far has been milder with more of a mix of strains.

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