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John Silva
January 09, 2020 - 2:53 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The number of deaths due to influenza in Connecticut is now seven. That's according to figures released today by the state Department of Public Health for the week ending last Saturday. DPH says two people succumbed to the flu during that period. The department says flu...
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John Silva
January 02, 2020 - 3:42 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The number of flu-related deaths in Connecticut so far this season is now five. The state Department of Public Health report is for the week ending last Saturday, December 28. So far, all who have succumbed to flu have been 65 years of age or older. DPH says there were 75...
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B.K. Morris, a nurse with MedStar Visiting Nurses Association, gives a flu shot to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar during a news conference in Washington. The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, not to delay vaccination. (AP Photo/Lauran Neergaard)
September 26, 2019 - 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu forecast is cloudy and it's too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday not to delay vaccination. While the vaccine didn't offer much protection the past two years, specialists have fine-tuned the recipe in...
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June 27, 2019 - 9:37 am
ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. health officials say the flu vaccine has again turned out to be a big disappointment. The vaccine didn't work against a flu bug that popped up halfway through the flu season. Figures released Thursday show the vaccine was only 29% effective overall. The Centers for Disease...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2018 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent walks between vehicles outside the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. U.S. border agents have temporarily closed their primary facility for processing migrants in South Texas one day after authorities say a 16-year-old died after being diagnosed with the flu at the facility. In a statement released late Tuesday, May 21, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it would stop detaining migrants at the processing center in McAllen, Texas. CBP says "a large number" of people in custody were found Tuesday to have high fevers. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
May 22, 2019 - 7:53 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center where a flu-stricken teenage boy died, the latest evidence of growing public health threats posed by inadequate facilities to deal with a surge of families and children reaching the U.S. border...
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John Silva
May 09, 2019 - 4:34 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Two additional deaths attributed to the flu were reported for the period ending last Saturday, May 4. That brings to 77, the total number of deaths from flu so far this season. The weekly report from the state Department of Public Health shows activity beginning to wane...
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John Silva
May 02, 2019 - 5:17 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Six additional deaths attributed to flu have been reported in Connecticut. That brings the number of deaths this season due to complications of flu to 75. The number were released Thursday by the state Department of Public Health. The majority of those deaths--51--occurred...
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John Silva
April 04, 2019 - 4:52 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Latest figures from the state Department of Public Health showed an uptick in flu deaths in the last week. DPH reports seven deaths for the week ending last Saturday. That brings the total number this season to 64, still below the over 100 Connecticut saw at this point a...
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