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Mich. Dept. of Community Health issues warnings about flu cases

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Michigan Department of Community Health is issuing a health alert Wednesday night.

Doctors say they've seen a spike in serious flu cases involving young and middle-aged adults, including many more being hospitalized than in years past.

There's already been one child death related to the flu in Michigan, and at least 6 adult deaths just since December 21.

Doctors urge everyone to get vaccinated.

They say this is just the beginning of what's shaping up to be a severe flu season, so there's still plenty of time to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.