Flu Update: More Hospitalizations In Iowa

December 29, 2014 9:56 PM

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Flu activity is on the rise in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health reports cases of influenza have been confirmed in every region of the state and is now categorized as widespread, the highest level. In Illinois, flu activity has been considered widespread for several weeks.

According to a news release, there were 130 influenza-related hospitalizations in Iowa, mostly among those 64 or older. Several flu outbreaks have been reported in long-term care facilities, especially in central and western Iowa. Based upon CDC’s national estimates, an average of 300,000 Iowans get...

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