The Department of Health and Human Services says the number of hospitalizations has jumped in the last couple weeks because people have been spending more time indoors and in close contact with others.

Doctors are worried because the strain going around this season is more severe than last year.    It's the type of flu that we see more hospitalizations and more severe illness.

According to WILX-TV 10, Michigan's Chief Medical Executive, Eden Wells, is talking about influenza A or H3N2.  But with school back in session, Wells expects to see more cases of influenza B, which primarily affects children.

Wells says the flu vaccine is still the best way to prevent catching the virus, and it's not too late to get one.  Get tested or evaluated for influenza.  Click on the above link for more information.