Public health agencies across the Miami Valley are reporting a spike in flu cases and hospitalizations as a flu outbreak affects a wide area, including Clark, Greene and Montgomery Counties.
Numbers show hundreds of people in the Miami Valley have sought treatment for the flu since early December. Health officials report seeing more than 3,000 hospitalizations and outpatient flu cases.
But those numbers are likely an undercount, says Greene County Public Health nurse Amy Schmitt. Many people don’t see a doctor for their symptoms, she says.