MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Health Department is going to great lengths to warn residents about a nasty influenza season that is currently active in the county.

According to a release circulated by the KCHD, the 2017-18 flu season has already hospitalized 2,100 people in Ohio this year, compared to 350 last year.

Flu activity usually begins in October and can last late into the spring months, with the most amount of cases between December and February.

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