(AP) — Indiana health officials say the state's flu-related deaths have
grown to 40, with most of those victims over age 65.
Department of Health reported Wednesday that Indiana's death toll from the
current flu season grew to 40, up from last week's 27 reported deaths.
says 33 of Indiana's flu deaths have been among people over age 65. The
director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr.
Thomas Frieden, said last week that the current flu season is "a bad one
for the elderly."
of Indiana's flu deaths were among people with underlying medical
conditions such as heart disease or diabetes.
Commissioner William C. VanNess II says flu activity remains high "and we
simply don't know if it has peaked yet."