Flu Season Spikes Earlier Than Last Year

01/08/18 – 6:02 P.M.

We’re in the middle of flu season and Blanchard Valley Health Systems is seeing higher case numbers than last year. That’s according to infection preventionist Colleen Abrams.

Colleen Abrams

Abrams said that at this time last year last year there were 5 hospitalizations. She added that she’s reported 102 positive tests for the flu between the hospitals in Findlay and Bluffton. This does not include urgent or long-term care facilities in the area.

Hancock Public Health epidemiologist Chad Masters recommended maintaining proper sanitary practices.

Chad Masters

The flu season typically ends around early to mid-spring.