Indiana upgraded to level 3-of-5 for flu activity
Well, the new flu season has kicked off in the Hoosier State.
It may only be early November, but the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has Indiana highlighted in the "Local Activity" category.That is the 3rd-highest category behind "Regional" and "Widespread." Thru October 26th, Indiana has reported 48 people with influenza-like illness in sentinel outpatient facilities.
The state has reported two influenza-related deaths this season, which started at the beginning of October.Overall, this season is off to a rather quick start in terms of influenza activity. Dating back to 2015, only the 2017-18 season got off to a faster start.
Surrounding states, including Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, are still only reporting "Sporadic Activity," according to the CDC.