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State health officials see increase in flu-like illnesses, encourage Ohioans to get vaccinated
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 27, 2013 6:02 PM EST
State health officials say influenza activity is on the rise in Ohio and residents should get vaccinated.
The department said most of the cases were caused by the H1N1 strain that's also known as swine flu.
Officials also cautioned that seasonal flu viruses may become more prominent. Flu is usually the worst in January or February.
The health department says Ohio is currently experiencing minimal flu-like illness activity compared to other parts of the country.