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    Miami University hit with flu outbreak
    By Jared Goffinet and Trevor Peters
    Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 1:50 PM EST|Updated: 54 minutes ago

    OXFORD, Ohio (WXIX) - Miami University is seeing an outbreak of the flu, according to the Butler County General Health District.

    As of Thursday, the school had 174 cases of Influenza A at the university, the health district said.

    The Butler County General Health District said anytime there are more than two cases of a disease, it is considered an outbreak.

    Miami University released the following statement..

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      Flu outbreak at Miami University leads to 175 cases
      By Pete Grieve Columbus
      PUBLISHED 5:15 PM ET Nov. 22, 2021

      ​​OHIO — Health officials are reporting a flu outbreak at Miami University that has led to 175 cases as of Monday.

      One person has been hospitalized in the outbreak at the Ohio college, officials said.

      "We, like other universities across the country, are experiencing an uptick in the flu during flu season. As the CDC has warned, we should expect a severe flu season,” Miami University spokesperson Carole Johnson said in a statement.

      Butler County Health Commissioner Dr. Michelle Burch said new flu cases at the university are now declining, a sign that the outbreak might be coming under control...


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