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State health officials urge precautions against flu, coronavirus and RSV as cases rise

by Dec 6, 2022
People are urged to stay up-to-date on vaccines, wash their hands often, sneeze or cough into their elbows—not hands, stay home when sick or symptomatic, and wear well-fitting, high-quality masks when in public indoor spaces.

With flu on the rise, officials urge people to get vaccinated

by Dec 13, 2019
Health officials reported a 60% spike in flu cases last week statewide, nearly 5,000 confirmed cases this season so far.They urge everyone to get vaccinated, especially the elderly, young children and people with pre-existing conditions or compromised immune systems.

CDC declares flu epidemic in U.S.; N.Y. reports 90-percent surge in flu cases in one-week period

by Jan 3, 2015
Health officials urge unvaccinated people to get flu shots immediately, as H3N2 influenza-A viruses cause more serious illness than other flu viruses.
A doctor gives an elderly woman a flu vaccination.

Flu season is here; where to get vaccinated

by Nov 25, 2014
As winter approaches and flu season is nears full swing, local hospitals are urging people to protect themselves.

PBMC chief on Ebola screening: Hospitals will be ‘quickly overwhelmed’ if containment is lost

by Oct 17, 2014
Similarity in early Ebola and flu symptoms will overwhelm hospital screening capabilities if Ebola becomes active outside of W. Africa, PBMC president Andrew Mitchell warns, as governor outlines preparedness plans and L.I. congressman demands action by Homeland Security.