Number of Flu Deaths Holds at 43

The Indiana State Department of Health indicated that the number of deaths from the flu remains at 43.

The number has risen steadily for the last few weeks, but it has tapered off for now. Most deaths involve people over the age of 65 and health officials are asking those in that age group to seek medical attention immediately if flu symptoms are being experienced.

Symptoms include high fever, headache, fatigue, cough, muscle aches and sore throat.

Health officials believe that influenza-like illness remains high nationwide, but it appears to be on the decline in the Midwest.

To avoid getting the flu, wash your hands frequently, cover your cough and reduce the risk of spreading germs by staying home if you are sick.