2 flu-related deaths in Ottawa County

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) – Two people have died in Ottawa County in connection with having the flu, health officials told 24 Hour News 8.

Details about the victims and when the deaths occurred are unknown.

There have been 14 confirmed such cases in Ottawa County from October 2013 to January 2014, and six cases from Jan. 1 to Jan. 28.

These latest deaths bring the total number of flu-related deaths in West Michigan for this current flu season to 11 –

  • Four in Kent County
  • Three in Kalamazoo County
  • One in Van Buren County
  • One in Barry County

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Contact your local health department about flu shots:

Allegan County Health Department: 269.673.5411

Barry Eaton District Health Department:  517.543.2430

Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency:  517.279.5400

Berrien County Health Department: 269.927.5623

Calhoun County Health Department: 269.969.6370

Ionia County Health Department: 616.527.5241

Kalamazoo Health and Community Services: 269.373.5200

Kent County Health Department: 616.632.7200

Mecosta, Newaygo and Oceana County: (see website)

Montcalm County:  989.831.5237

Muskegon County Public Health: 231.724.6246

Ottawa County Department of Public Health: 616.846.8360

Van Buren and Cass County District Health Department:  269.445.5280

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