Flu Kills Person Just Outside New York
Health officials are warning the public after someone died from the flu just outside the Hudson Valley.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health confirmed that a Connecticut resident recently died from influenza, reports CBS. The person was over the age of 65. No other details were given.
According to the New York Department of Health, there has been an 86% increase in confirmed influenza over the past week. There have been reported cases of the flu in every Hudson Valley county.
The Department of Health predicts it will be a busy flu season in New York, with this year’s strain more severe than past years.
Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, the CDC recommends. The nasal spray flu vaccine is not effective this season, officials say.
Here are this week's Top 5 news stories from the Hudson Valley