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Flu more widespread in Michigan

11:03 AM, Dec 27, 2013   |    comments
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LANSING, Mich. (WZZM) -- State health officials say flu activity throughout Michigan is becoming more widespread.

The Michigan Department of Community Health and the Centers for Disease Control recently upgraded flu activity from the local level to the regional level after an uptick in confirmed cases in Michigan's southwest and central regions. The most common strain of the virus this year is influenza A, which emerged in 2009. Health officials say the flu has been linked to some deaths and hospitalizations. Young and middle-aged adults may be hardest hit this season.

Health officials say it's not too late to get a flu shot, which is recommended for everyone over six months of age.

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