Sunday, January 13, 2013

NYC Flu Outbreak Is Public Health Emergency

A public health emergency has been declared in New York after nearly 20,000 flu cases have been reported this season.

Officials are tackling the worst influenza outbreak in several years and an immunisation programme has been expanded to reduce the spread of the illness.

Pharmacists are not usually authorised to vaccinate children under 18 but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has suspended this order to increase the number of people being protected.