Health officials confirm first cases of flu in Michigan - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Health officials confirm first cases of flu in Michigan

Posted: Updated:
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

Health officials say they've confirmed the first cases of influenza in Michigan during the 2013-2014 flu season.

The Michigan Department of Community Health announced Wednesday that the four cases are the first identified by a state lab this flu season.

The department says the illnesses occurred in children and adults from two southeast Michigan counties. Three of the cases have been confirmed as influenza A (H1N1) 2009 viruses and one has been confirmed as being an influenza A (H3N2) virus.

The department is urging people to get flu shots. Officials say it's too early to tell what influenza viruses will circulate or how severe the influenza season may be. Michigan's flu activity is to be reported by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as "sporadic."

 

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices