Milwaukee sees rise in flu hospitalizations

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The City of Milwaukee Health Department reports a rise in flu-related hospitalizations.

So far, more than 100 people have been hospitalized in Milwaukee this flu season.

Mayor Tom Barrett is urging everyone over 6 months of age to get a flu shot if they haven't already.

Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan K. Baker says the city is seeing an increase in young and middle-aged adults who are being hospitalized with complications from seasonal flu.

Baker says the best way for people to protect themselves and their families is to get the flu vaccine.

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