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New York Experiences Extreme Flu Outbreak

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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.

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