Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Healthcare

Is the flu making a deadly comeback in Ohio?

See also

The flu is still hitting hard in the State of Ohio. A death from the flu has been reported. A 71 year old woman from Euclid died as a result of the flu. It is unknown whether the victim received the flu shot or if her sickness and ultimate death was as a result of another illness that may have played a part.

The Ohio Department of Health states that "regional flu activity in the state" in two but less than half according to There are 368 reported cases of flu-hospitalizations in the last week of December. No pediatric deaths have been reported in Ohio but there were six nationwide.

Some of the symptoms of the flu to look for are: fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills. See your doctor right away if you think you have the flu or experience flu-like symptoms.

Flu vaccinations are available from October to December but the State of Ohio has extended this through February. It is important that high-risk population, children and senior citizens, get vaccinated. Go to for more information.



  • ESPYS party
    Athletes and celebrities hit the red carpet at Body at the ESPYS party
    Today's Buzz
  • Healthy balance
    Keeping a healthy balance is so important for your own well-being
    15 Photos
  • Apollo
    NASA observes 45th anniversary of Apollo 11: One giant leap for mankind
    14 Photos
  • Unique jewelry
    Nothing catches the eye or completes and outfit like a great piece of jewelry
    12 Photos
  • Student Farmworker Alliance
    Student-Farmworker Alliance launches 'Boot the Braids' web site
    15 Photos
  • Exercise
    Find out why you should exercise to compliment your diet
    10 Photos