Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Seasonal Flu: New Hampshire flu death toll rises to 16

January 15, 2013 10:16 AM
CONCORD — The number of flu-related deaths in New Hampshire has risen to 16 adults, a state health official said Tuesday.
The state saw a total of 19 deaths reported in 2012.
So far this season there have been 40 institutional outbreaks; the majority occurring at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. The N.H. Public Health Laboratories has so far tested 408 specimens and 238 were positive for influenza
Individuals younger than 12 will now be restricted from all areas of the hospital, unless they are being treated as a patient, according to Notis. The only exception are healthy siblings of newborns in the maternal child health unit.
Anyone with respiratory or flu-like illness is also asked to refrain from visiting patients at the hospital, she said.

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