DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware public health officials are reporting the state’s first cases of influenza for the 2017-2018 flu season.
Officials say six people have been diagnosed with the flu this month. Three of the individuals, a 66-year-old man, an 81-year-old woman, and a 73-year-old woman, were hospitalized after contracting the flu, although each had underlying health conditions.
The other cases involve two men, ages 42 and 48, and a 32-year-old woman.
Officials say all the confirmed cases involve type A flu, one of two main flu viruses responsible for seasonal flu outbreaks.
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Officials are urging Delawareans to get flu shots.
Last flu season, Delaware reported 4,590 confirmed flu cases, 15 of which were fatal.