Flu in Washtenaw County

Flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. It is also important to stay home if you are sick, cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and wash your hands often.

Flu (Influenza) Fact Sheet (PDF)

Flu Activity

September 13, 2019:

  • Influenza A/H3 is currently circulating on University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus. It is too soon to know whether this is an early start to the flu season or an isolated event. 
  • It is time for everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated against flu.

Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations & Deaths in Washtenaw County Residents: 2018-2019 Season*

*Flu season starting September 30, 2018
week ending June 1
adult deaths
child deaths

Influenza Activity for Current Season

Hovering over points in the graphs below will show the count or rate. These data are preliminary and will be updated as more information is received.

*Respiratory illness: "Student with fever or pneumonia and any of these symptoms: sore throat, cough, muscle aches." Numbers are based on parent reports of their child's illness.

Additional Information

For reports of influenza activity in Washtenaw County before 2015, please visit the page containing flu activity reports from previous years