Flu claims 40th victim in Indiana

January 23, 2013

Five people have died from the flu in Marion County over the past week, health officials said Wednesday, bringing the total death toll in the state this season to 40. The Indiana State Department of Health said 38 of the victims had underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma or renal disease. Thirty-three of the individuals were older than 65 and two were younger than 18.