Wednesday, January 9, 2013

18 flu deaths reported across Massachusetts this season

Cranston said most of the deaths have been in older patients.

"We’ve seen 18 deaths reported to us so far this season associated to influenza-like illness overwhelmingly amongst older individuals, which is not atypical," he said.

Anita Barry, the Director of the Infectious Disease Bureau for the Boston Health Department, said so far this year, there has been 10 times as many flu cases reported versus the number of cases recorded for all of last year.

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