Monday, December 30, 2013
(Lansing, MI) -- State and public health officials have stepped up their calls for flu vaccinations after a central Michigan infant died of H-1-N-1. The Michigan Department of Community Health has upgraded the level of flu activity from "local" to "regional" because of the increase in the number of flu cases throughout the state. Last season, the flu killed seven Michigan children, the highest number since 2004. Health officials say the H-1-N-1 strain appears to be targeting young and middle-age adults.