Six flu releated deaths in Michigan

4:13 PM, Jan 8, 2014   |    comments
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LANSING, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Michigan Department of Community Health says 90percent of flu cases in the state are H1N1.

Public health officials from around the state say they are noticing an increase in hospitalizations from the flu in every age group and in some cases it's been deadly. As of December, six adults have died from complications with the flu.

It's not too late to project yourself and your family from getting the flu. Dr. Matthew Davis with Michigan Department of Community Health says this year's viruses are causing an unusually high number of severe cases.

"We expect this is just the beginning of the flu season that will likely last for the next few months. That means that now is the best time to get vaccinated from ages six months and up," said Dr. Davis.

Flu vaccines are available through your health care provider, health clinics, health departments and local pharmacies. If you'd like to find an available clinic near you call 211.

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