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Ohio Flu Hospitalizations Reach Highest Number This Season

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials say flu hospitalizations reached their highest number for the 2019-2020 season. The Ohio Department of Health said Friday 832 people were hospitalized between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1, a 36% percent increase from the previous week. Health Director Dr. Amy Acton says the spike in hospitalizations is “deeply… Read More

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Governor DeWine Warns Ohioans About A Virus More Deadly Than Coronavirus

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Two Miami University students are quarantined for possible Coronavirus. The state’s top health officials are watching for more possible infections. But Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says there’s another deadly virus that people should be concerned about. The World Health Organization has declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency. The virus, which originated in China, is… Read More

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Regional Schools Close Friday Due to Illness

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ALBANY, Ohio — An uptick in the flu and flu-like symptoms led to more area schools closing on Friday. Among the schools making the announcement were: Adena Local Schools (Also closed on Monday, Feb. 3) Alexander Local Schools Caldwell EVSD Chillicothe City Schools (Also closed on Monday, Feb. 3) Gallia County Local Schools Huntington Local Schools Lakewood… Read More

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Superintendent: Athens School Safe After Improperly Applied Disinfectant Wiped Down

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ATHENS, Ohio — An Athens school is now deemed safe after an “error” while disinfecting classrooms. The building had to be tested to ensure an improperly applied corrosive disinfectant had been properly wiped down. The Athens City-County Health Department was on site at East-West Elementary Tuesday to test the level of the product Q.T. 3 a… Read More

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High Number of Flu Cases Closes Entire Ross County School District

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio school system planed to reopen Tuesday after a high number of flu cases canceled classes for the district. The Zane Trace Local district is in Ross County in southern Ohio. Superintendent Jerry Mowery says close to one in four students was sick, and staff were also feeling ill. Mowery… Read More

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Ohio Health Department Reports Drop In Flu Hospitalizations

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Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations fell below 100 last week as an unusually severe season comes to an end. The Ohio Department of Health reported 92 flu-related hospitalizations from March 1 to March 7, down from 135 a week earlier. The figures reported Friday brought the season’s total hospitalizations to 8,074,… Read More