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Flu Death Confirmed in Barry County

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flu-clinic-signBARRY COUNTY, Mich. — The first flu-related death of the season was reported in Barry County Wednesday, according to the Barry-Eaton District Health Department.

It is the only reported death among 15 cases of laboratory confirmed illness in the two counties, according to a release.

There have been 12 cases in Eaton County and three in Barry County, but the release stresses that these confirmed cases are a small fraction of the number of actual cases.  Most people do not seek medical attention.

“Influenza vaccination is recommended for all residents over age 6 months,” the release says.  “Please contact your local health care provider for vaccine availability.”

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