flu season http://wamc.org en Flu Now Widespread In CT; 2 Deaths Reported http://wamc.org/post/flu-now-widespread-ct-2-deaths-reported <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials say the flu is now widespread across the state with more than 680 confirmed cases and two deaths this season.</p><p>Officials say Fairfield County has the most confirmed cases with 239. New Haven is second with 163, while Litchfield has the fewest cases with 16. More than 140 people have been hospitalized.</p><p>The Department of Public Health reports that two people over 45 years old have died from the flu this season. No other information on the deaths was released.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 81561 at http://wamc.org Flu Now Widespread In CT; 2 Deaths Reported CDC Official Urging Flu Vaccinations This Season http://wamc.org/post/cdc-official-urging-flu-vaccinations-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>An official with the Centers for Disease Control says so far the flu season has been spotty, with more cases reported in the South than in the Northeast. Dr. Alicia Fry, the team leader with the Prevention branch of the CDC’s Influenza Division, says the worst is still to come since the flu season usually peaks between January and March, and is urging everyone who has not been vaccinated to get a flu shot.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 79950 at http://wamc.org CDC Official Urging Flu Vaccinations This Season 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 Vox Pop : Open Forum - Flu 2013 : 1/16/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-flu-2013-11613 <p>While it began in October, flu season has arrived in earnest this month with a vengeance -The Centers for Disease Control reports that flu is now widespread in 46 states.</p><p>In New York, state health officials say that flu vaccine is still available, but there may be some localized shortages because of late season demand.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 55869 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Flu 2013 : 1/16/13