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State: Flu now 'prevalent' in NY

State: Flu now 'prevalent' in NY

December 13, 2017 06:27 PM

The flu is now prevalent in New York State, the state declared Wednesday.

The announcement puts into effect a regulation. Health care workers who are not vaccinated against the flu are required to wear surgical or procedure masks in areas where patients are typically present.

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During this flu season, New York has had more than 1,800 laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu throughout the state. There have also been 612 flu-related hospitalizations reported but no reports of pediatric deaths.

The state Department of Health says it's not too late to get the flu shot.

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