Ohio county sees 4 flu deaths, 3 others nearby - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Ohio county sees 4 flu deaths, 3 others nearby

Posted: Updated:

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The number of flu deaths in northwestern Ohio's Lucas County is on pace to surpass such deaths over the past five years.

The Blade of Toledo reports that four Lucas County residents and three people in neighboring counties have died from the flu in recent weeks, with months still to go in the flu season.

In the past two years, there were no confirmed flu deaths in Lucas County and just one in the 2010-2011 season.

In the 2009-2010 season - the year of the H1N1 pandemic that caused worldwide panic - there were four deaths.

The H1N1 strain, also known as swine flu, has re-emerged this year, causing concern among health officials who say it's vital that residents get vaccinated.

The typical flu season ends in the spring.

Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Ohio State president, band leaders to meet

    Ohio State president, band leaders to meet

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:13:25 GMT
    Courtesy:  NBC NewsCourtesy: NBC News
    University and marching band leaders at Ohio State are preparing to meet to discuss the future path of the organization after the firing of its director.More >>
    University and marching band leaders at Ohio State are preparing to meet to discuss the future path of the organization after the firing of its director.
    More >>
  • Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:03:51 GMT
    Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.More >>
    Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.More >>
  • Ohio woman sent to prison for school outburst

    Ohio woman sent to prison for school outburst

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:59:08 GMT
    An Ohio woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for assaulting a teacher, principal and cafeteria worker at her son's elementary school after being told she needed a visitor's badge.More >>
    An Ohio woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for assaulting a teacher, principal and cafeteria worker at her son's elementary school after being told she needed a visitor's badge.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms