Influenza 2 Boys Die From Flu As Hospitals Report Increased Cases By Associated Press • Jan 10, 2018 Health officials now say two boys from Ohio have died from the flu in what is shaping up to be one of the most severe flu seasons in recent years. State Says Flu Activity Now "Widespread" By Associated Press • Dec 19, 2017 odh.ohio.gov The Ohio Department of Health has upgraded state flu activity to widespread, its highest level. In The U.S., Flu Season Could Be Unusually Harsh This Year By Rob Stein • Dec 8, 2017 Health officials are warning that the United States may have an unusually harsh flu season this year. But they stress that flu seasons are notoriously difficult to predict, and it's far too early to know for sure what may happen. Bill Blocks Ohio Employers From Requiring Workers To Get Flu Shots By Ohio Public Radio • Sep 13, 2017 Ohio Public Radio A new bill at the statehouse would make it illegal for companies, especially those in the health care industry, to require their employees to get annual flu shots. Marion Boy Dies Of Influenza By Jim Letizia • Feb 22, 2017 Mathias family A Marion boy is the fifth child in Ohio to die from influenza this season. Groveport School Closed Due To Influenza Outbreak By Jim Letizia • Feb 15, 2017 Madison Christian School in Groveport is closed today and Thursday because of an influenza outbreak. 278 Hospitalizations, No Deaths, In Early Flu Season Peak By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Jan 18, 2017 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 Department Reports Rise In Flu Hospitalizations By Associated Press • Mar 9, 2016 Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations has spiked for the first time during this relatively mild influenza season. Weekly Flu Hospitalizations Virtually Unchanged By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Feb 14, 2015 The Ohio Department of Health reports flu-related hospitalizations dropped slightly last week, saying the flu season appears to be tapering off. Seniors & The Flu: Why Vaccines Matter By Alison Holm • Oct 6, 2014 With cooler temperatures hitting Ohio and winter on the horizon, many medical experts say it's time to protect ourselves against the flu. Ohio Flu Activity Widespread By Jim Letizia • Jan 17, 2014 The Ohio Department of Health says the state is in the midst of a full-blown flu outbreak. Influenza Rates In Ohio Lower Than National, But Are Rising By Alison Holm • Dec 30, 2013 CDC State health officials say influenza activity is on the rise in Ohio and residents should get vaccinated. Flu Cases Decline By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Feb 26, 2013 The Ohio Department of Health says the number of new flu cases keeps dropping. Flu Vaccination Clinic Today In Columbus By Jim Letizia • Jan 15, 2013 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 By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • 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. Number of flu cases up; supply of treatment drugs down By Associated Press & Alison Holm • Jan 10, 2013 Some communities are reporting increases in cases of influenza.