Deaths From Flu Continue To Rise In Indiana (with Video)

By Emma Koch

February 15, 2013 Updated Nov 10, 2013 at 2:22 AM EDT

INDIANA (www.incnow.tv) -- The flu epidemic continues across the Hoosier State.

According to the latest weekly influenza report from the Indiana State Department of Health, 56 Hoosiers have now died as a result of influenza-like illnesses. Four of those were younger than 18.

“Tragically, we are continuing to lose lives due to flu-related illnesses in the state,” said State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D. “We still have a few months left in this flu season. These deaths and the cases of flu we are seeing around the state are a reminder that flu can be serious and every one of us has a responsibility to take steps to prevent its spread.”

Thorough and frequent hand washing, covering your cough with a tissue or your sleeve and staying home when you are sick, can all help reduce the spread of the flu.

A flu vaccine locator can be found at www.StateHealth.in.gov. Flu vaccine can usually be found at local health departments, pharmacies and with health care providers.

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