Milwaukee sees rise in flu hospitalizations

Posted Tuesday, January 7, 2014 --- 5:44 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The City of Milwaukee Health Department reports a rise in flu-related hospitalizations.

So far, more than 100 people have been hospitalized in Milwaukee this flu season.

Mayor Tom Barrett is urging everyone over 6 months of age to get a flu shot if they haven't already.

Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan K. Baker says the city is seeing an increase in young and middle-aged adults who are being hospitalized with complications from seasonal flu.

Baker says the best way for people to protect themselves and their families is to get the flu vaccine.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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