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Flu hospitalizations on the rise in Maine

BANGOR - This years flu season has proven to be especially deadly.

According to health officials, another 90 new flu related hospitalizations occurred last week.

That brings the total number of confirmed cases to over 23-hundred this season.

The Maine Center for Disease Control also reports 28 residents have died because of the flu this season.

Health officials say we haven't seen an outbreak as bad as some parts of the country, but there's concern it could get worse.

In fact, local and state officials plan to hold a press conference in Bangor Friday to discuss the impact of the flu and how people can help stop it from spreading.

One of the big concerns is big events like the upcoming basketball tournaments where large numbers of people gather.

It doesn't take much for the illness to spread.

Craig Colson

News Director/Producer/Anchor

Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.