INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials say the state’s ongoing flu
outbreak has claimed 27 lives, with 17 of those deaths reported during the
Wednesday’s flu update from the State Department of Health says 20 of the
people who have died in Indiana had underlying medical conditions such as
Two of the state’s flu fatalities were under age 18.
The state health department says nine of the 27 people who have died in
Indiana from flu-related causes had received flu vaccine shots.
The agency says it sent a newsletter to Indiana’s long-term care facilities
last week with suggestions on steps to decrease the spread of the flu and
reminding them to offer staff and residents the flu vaccine.