New York Experiences Extreme Flu Outbreak
New York declares state of emergency due to the extreme influenza outbreak throughout the state.
According to Fox New Latino, New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a public health emergency as a
result of the extreme outbreak of influenza in the state. The online
new agency goes on to state that at least two children have died
since October (2012).
Governor Cuomo stated that the flu
season will not be over until May and the health epidemic is "the
worst since at least 2009." According to a recent study,
approximately five times the amount of flu cases have been registered
in New York this season as compared to last season. (19,128 cases vs.
4, 404) That number is quite staggering which is why a system needs
to be in place to alert citizens of extreme medical conditions which
directly poses a threat to the entire state.
For more information regarding the flu outbreak in New York, please visit Fox News Latino.
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