Mathias family

A Marion boy is the fifth child in Ohio to die from influenza this season. 

Madison Christian School in Groveport is closed today and Thursday because of an influenza outbreak.

Ohio Department of Health

Columbus Public Health says over the last two weeks, hospitalizations from the flu have risen to the highest level recorded this season.

Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations has spiked for the first time during this relatively mild influenza season. 

The Ohio Department of Health reports flu-related hospitalizations dropped slightly last week, saying the flu season appears to be tapering off.

With cooler temperatures hitting Ohio and winter on the horizon, many medical experts say it's time to protect ourselves against the flu. 

The Ohio Department of Health says the state  is in the midst of a full-blown flu outbreak.


State health officials say influenza activity is on the rise in Ohio and residents should get vaccinated.

Flu Cases Decline

Feb 26, 2013

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of new flu cases keeps dropping.

Lifecare Alliance is holding a flu shot clinic today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the agency's event center on Harmon Avenue.

Ohio Flu Cases Increase Tenfold

Jan 11, 2013

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of people hospitalized for the flu this season is up more than ten times than in the recent past.

Some communities are reporting increases in cases of influenza.