Flu Hospitalizations Level Off But Norovirus Cases Climb

Jan 26, 2013

The number of Ohioans being hospitalized due to influenza has leveled off over the past week. That’s the word from the state health department. 

Spokesperson Tess Pollock explains the latest numbers.


During week number three of this winter's flu season, Ohio has 117 times as many hospitalizations as the same week last winter. While the respiratory flu has hit Ohio a lot earlier and harder this year compared to last, there’s also a different virus attacking people’s digestive systems. Here's a link to NPR's story on the new strain of norovirus.