WCBE Stories
3:29 am
Fri February 8, 2008

Flu season in Ohio

Columbus, OH – So many students stayed home from Cincinnati area schools yesterday due to the flue, that some districts cancelled classes. Hamilton county health officials say there's also been a spike in the number of hospital emergency room visits. The county medical director says one reason is the mild witner, and it's likely the virus is going to bring more flu outbreaks in the next four to six weeks. Franklin county health commissioner Susan Tilgner says there is a slight spike in local flu cases, though she tells Alison Holm it's the typical February increase.