Flu Prompts Boston to Declare Public Health Emergency

An early and nasty flu season has prompted a public health emergency in Boston, where health officials say 700 people have been diagnosed with the cold-weather virus. Four Bostononians -- all elderly -- have died from flu. "This is the worst flu season we've seen since 2009, and people should take the threat of flu seriously," Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said in a statement. This time last year the city had seen only 70 cases of influenza, The Associated Press reported. And with flu activity...Full Story
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