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12 more flu deaths reported bringing season's total to 276

09 March 2018

Twelve people died from the flu between February 25 and March 3, bringing the total number of flu deaths in the state to 276, according to data released by health officials on Thursday.

A woman in her 60s, with underlying medical conditions, also died as a result of complications related to the flu.

The number of confirmed flu cases in NY continued to sharply decline for a second consecutive week, state officials announced Thursday.

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While cases may be down, flu remains widespread, and health providers in the coalition are remaining vigilant.

Both Floyd Medical Center and Redmond Regional Medical Center are planning on returning to their normal visitation policies Monday as flu cases continue to decline.

Tulsa County had 42 deaths and 1,098 hospitalizations as of Tuesday, the state health department said.

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At the end of January, the Naval Center Camp Lejeune reported an influx of patients in their emergency room with flu-like symptoms, causing extremely long lines. The investigators also saw a protective effect from natural flu infection in previous seasons. They noted that the findings might not be generalizable to other age-groups, given that schoolchildren typically have high immune responses to vaccines, and added that more studies are needed to confirm the findings.

Connecticut's flu season has been the deadliest in years.

Carteret Health Care restricted vistors under age 18 and limited the number of visitors per patient to two people. "In addition, prescription antiviral medications may help treat the flu", Webster said.

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"Overall vaccine efficacy improves with the newer technologies if their quicker manufacturing times are combined with government-provided seed virus submissions from increased surveillance at the global level for mutations in the antigenic target of flu vaccines", said Gilbert Saint-Jean, Ph.D., healthcare analyst at GlobalData, in a company press release.

12 more flu deaths reported bringing season's total to 276