Local flu cases on the rise

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Flu cases have been increasing in our area.

Mayo Clinic Health System of La Crosse reports a total of 33 cases of the flu in December and 43 so far this month.

Mayo also says there were 28 hospitalizations last month.

This month hospitalizations jumped to 37 people.

Gundersen Health System says it has also seen an increase in flu cases.

Gundersen says there have been twice as many cases of Influenza B compared to Influenza A.

Gundersen also reports that on average patients are under the age of 40 for both Influenza A and B.