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Flu spreads throughout Ohio
Numbers are down from a year ago, but the flu is still widespread

Andy Chow
In The Region:

The flu is now a widespread problem throughout Ohio. The state’s health department says the illness has impacted more than half the regions in Ohio with more than 800 hospitalizations reported so far.

Shannon Libby with the Ohio health department says the numbers are down compared to this time last year, but that’s no reason to put off vaccination.

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“The one thing that’s predictable about flu is that it’s unpredictable. And so we don’t know what the numbers are going to do -- they could increase quite a bit and so that’s why we’re really encouraging vaccination.”

For those who think the worst might be behind them. Libby says there are still several months left in the flu season.

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