Flu Season Vermont http://wamc.org en Region Still Hard Hit by Flu Outbreak http://wamc.org/post/region-still-hard-hit-flu-outbreak <p></p><p>The influenza outbreak that came early this year to many in the region is reported as widespread across the country. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard took a closer look at how the virus is affecting the region, and how governments are trying to contain the spread...</p><p></p><p>Mike Leary, spokesman for Berkshire Health Systems, echoed a sentiment being felt by healthcare organizations across the region….</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:31:50 +0000 Lucas Willard 55900 at http://wamc.org Region Still Hard Hit by Flu Outbreak Incidents of Flu Appear to Be on the Rise in Vermont http://wamc.org/post/incidents-flu-appear-be-rise-vermont <p></p><p></p><p>Incidents of the flu appear to be rising in Vermont.<br><br>As of last week, about 20 percent of hospital visits were for respiratory illnesses and about 5 percent of visits to doctors' offices were for flu-like symptoms. Three adults have died so far, all of them in December. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 55582 at http://wamc.org