Spike in flu cases shuts down some W. MI schools


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Flu cases are on the rise in West Michigan, and it’s causing some school closures.

There were a few districts closed Thursday and two have closed for Friday. Glenn Public Schools will closed Friday for a second straight day. Lakeside Elementary in Muskegon and Delton-Kellogg Schools will also be closed Friday due to illness.

Last week, 140 cases of influenza were reported to the Kent County Health Department.

==Above, Dr. Brian Hartl, an epidemiologist at the Kent County Department, spoke with 24 Hour News 8 about the increase in flu cases.==