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Indiana experiences “high” flu activity and reports 14 fatalities



Indianapolis, Indiana – Due to the two flu-related deaths that Indiana saw this week, the Hoosier state is now classified as having “high” flu activity by the Indiana Department of Health.

IDOH announced on Friday that the state has seen elevated flu activity for the first time this season as Christmas Day draws near. With the most recent entries, there have been 14 flu deaths so far this season.

The news follows the implementation of visiting limitations by several Marion County hospitals to safeguard susceptible patients, stop the spread of the virus, and reduce RSV activity.

The IDOH states that the flu season normally lasts from October through May.

The CDC reports that although symptoms might vary, they usually include a headache, sore throat, cough, exhaustion, stiffness in the body, and a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.


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