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Flu Season Picking Up in Summit County

The number of influenza-related cases has been on the rise in recent weeks.

Make sure you have your tissues and ginger ale ready—flu season is picking up in Summit County. 

Twinsburg Schools has seen more absences at R.B. Chamberlin Middle School, but other schools have largely avoided the illness so far, reports the Twinsburg Bulletin.

Summit County Public Health tracks influenza activity by the week. According to the most recent report released Jan. 11, there was a uptick of patients admitted to the hospital for influenza, reaching 69 patients, mostly seniors. There was also an increase in the number of flu-related hospitalizations and antiviral prescriptions. 

Google.org’s flu trends for Cleveland show numbers increasing rapidly in recent weeks and reaching “intense” levels. 

For some tips on protecting yourself from the flu from an area doctor — and for where to find flu shots in Twinsburg — check out this article.

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