The latest flu report will be out later today, but at last report 27 people had died as a result of influenza illnesses. Only two of those occurred in people under the age of 18. No county in Indiana has had five reported deaths.
All physicians, labs and hospitals are to report influenza-associated deaths to local health departments within 72 hours of the knowledge of death.
You are encouraged to protect yourself from getting the flu by practicing good hand washing techniques and to wash your hands frequently. Get the flu vaccine at your local health department, pharmacy or physician’s office.