The health department says there is “widespread” flu activity in Michigan.
The Wayne County Department of Public Health is hosting a $5 walk-in flu clinic for children and adults this Thursday.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports 47 states now have widespread flu outbreaks.
“…Look for symptoms such as fevers that aren’t going away quickly, like over 100 degrees, look for symptoms like difficulty in breathing and mental status changes …”
Health officials say the number of Michigan children reported dead from the flu this season has risen to four.
Beaumont epidemiologist Paula Keller told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Zahra Huber the disease is spread very easily through contact with sick people.
Michigan is beginning the new year with an unusually high number of flu cases and one flu death.
An infant from southwest Michigan and a child from mid-Michigan died. As of December 20th there were 149 confirmed cases of the flu in Michigan.
Michigan residents are being urged to take preventative action and get vaccinated against seasonal flu in the wake of a Centers for Disease Control report that said there has been a rapid increase in flu cases in the state.
Annapolis High School in Dearborn Height’s District #7 will be closed Friday after dozens of students became sick.