RT @DrNancyNBCNEWS: On my way to Boston where a state of emergency has been declared because of the influenza outbreak
Mayor Menino declares public health emergency over #flu outbreak. #Boston has 700 confirmed cases of flu & 4 deaths
Mayor Thomas M. Menino declared a public health emergency Wednesday morning because of the expanding flu outbreak. Health care centers across the city will be offering free vaccines to anyone who hasn’t yet been immunized. The city has 700 confirmed cases of flu so and four flu-related deaths. Last year Boston had only 70 confirmed cases.
Massachusetts has had 18 flu-related deaths so far this season, according to the state Department of Public Health. Public health officials emphasized that it’s not to late to get a flu vaccine.
Massachusetts reports 18 flu-related deaths this season . Boston, with 700 cases of flu, declares health emergency.