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Flu continues to escalate in Connecticut

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Flu activity remains widespread in the state, with a grand total of 12 deaths so far attributable this season to the contagious respiratory illness. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, as of Saturday, Jan .24, 1,775 people had tested positive for the flu so far this season, up from 1,298 the previous week. A […] [Read More]
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Travelers offers tips for businesses during flu season

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As flu cases in the state continue to rise, lots of area businesses stand to lose productivity as sick workers (hopefully) stay home to avoid spreading sickness.  In light of that, Travelers insurance has some tips for area businesses to help employees prepare for the flu and maintain operations. 1. Have a contingency plan to […] [Read More]
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Flu continues to rise in Connecticut

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Though there have been no flu-associated deaths to date in Connecticut, the state’s Department of Public Health reports that flu activity is still accelerating. As of Jan. 3., 628 people in the state have tested positive for the flu, up from 444 the week before. Also, 272 people have been hospitalized with the illness, compared […] [Read More]
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Jeanie Valentine gets a flu shot as part of the "Fight the Flu" campaign by the city and Stamford Hospital at Government Center in Stamford. A UNH assistant professor said the odds of dying from flu or a traffic accident are higher than dying from Ebola.

UNH prof: You’re more likely to die from flu, traffic accident than Ebola

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As news about the Ebola virus continues to dominate the front page, Melanie Eldridge, assistant professor of biology and environmental science at the University of New Haven and an infectious disease expert, said seasonal flu and traffic accidents pose a greater threat to Americans than Ebola. “Thousands of people die from the flu each year,” […] [Read More]
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Guys, the flu just isn’t going away

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Just because it’s spring doesn’t mean we need to stop worrying about the flu. The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that we’re still in a “second wave” of the contagious respiratory disease. As of March 29, the percent of emergency room visits attributed to fever or flu syndrome was at or above 5 pecent […] [Read More]

‘Second wave’ of flu in state

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Flu activity is hitting a “second wave” in some areas of Connecticut, according to the state Department of Public Health. After a few weeks of decline, major indicators of the contagious respiratory illness have spiked. For instance, emergency department visits attributed to “fever/flu syndrome” have recently increased and continue to make 5 percent or more […] [Read More]
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Flu still ‘widespread’ as close of season nears

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Spring has sprung, but flu season hangs on. Though the peak of the season has passed, the Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that the contagious respiratory disease is still classified as “widespread” and has increased in many regions of the state. Statewide emergency room department visits attributed to “fever/flu symptoms” have recently increased and […] [Read More]
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Stamford Hospital offers pocket guide to the flu

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Flu season might be headed to its finish, with the traditional peak months of January and February behind us. But it still doesn’t hurt to keep informed of this contagious respiratory illness. To that end, Stamford Hospital has offered a “pocket guide to the flu,” which is embedded below. Check it out. [Read More]
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Flu past its peak; still “widespread”

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that flu activity in the  state appears to be past its peak, but the contagious respiratory illness remains elevated in most areas within the state and is still classified statewide as “widespread.” As of Feb. 22, the percentage of outpatient visits with influenza-like illness in the state had […] [Read More]
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Flu deaths in the state climb to 12

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Flu activity in the state is still widespread and deaths from the contagious respiratory illness have climbed to 12, according to the Department of Public Health. As of Saturday, Feb. 15, there were 2,846 positive flu reports for this season, with the most (751) in Fairfield County. New Haven County was next with 736, followed […] [Read More]
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