Flu outbreak in Lucas County turns deadly
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 03:20:59 GMT —
Flu season is here and it's back with a vengeance.
"Compared to the past 2 years, we're not only seeing more cases of the flu, but more people are dying from this flu," explains Dr. David Gross, health commissioner with the Toledo Lucas County Health Department.
Two people have died from the flu so far in Lucas County. Officials with the Toledo Lucas County Health Department report a 62-year-old woman from Toledo and a Temperance man in his 50s recently died from the flu. Dr. Grossman says perhaps three or four additional deaths in northwest Ohio could have been caused by the virus. Those patients died at Toledo hospital.
In addition, officials report 45 confirmed hospitalized flu cases in just the past couple of weeks.
Doctors say flu symptoms include, muscle aches, severe cough, fever, and respiratory problems.
The health department will hold two walk in flu clinics on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. The other walk-in will take place Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.