HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Department of Public Health says there's been a sharp increase in flu cases across Connecticut in recent weeks.
The agency announced Thursday that 1,676
laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza have been reported in the state
so far this season.
Public Health Commissioner Jewell Mullen is urging
residents to take steps to avoid getting the flu, including getting
vaccinated. She said even though the flu is here, it is not too late.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
encourages that everyone over the age of 6 months be vaccinated. People
are urged to avoid close contact with those who are sick, to stay home
after becoming ill, and to avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
Health officials report widespread cases of the flu in more than 40 states.
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