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Thu February 3, 2011
Flu season picking up in Michigan
Michigan is among more than 2 dozen states reporting widespread influenza outbreaks.
Flu outbreaks have been reported in most regions of Michigan. Nursing home patients, college students and other groups of people living in close quarters have fallen ill with the flu. State health officials report one child has died from the flu.
Still, James McCurtis, a spokesman for the state Department of Community Health, says this has been a relatively mild flu season:
"Its very typical. Its nowhere near when we had the (Swine Flu) pandemic with H1N1 last year and two years ago."
McCurtis says the flu season still has about 3 months to go. Which means there is still time to catch the flu, and there’s still time to get a flu shot.