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December 07, 2019 - 6:55 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York officials have declared that the flu is “prevalent” in the state. This declaration initiates a state regulation that will require healthcare professionals who are not vaccinated for influenza to wear masks in areas where patients are present. “Getting vaccinated...
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Dave Debo
February 07, 2018 - 6:39 am
(WBEN) The flu season has once again taken it's toll in Western New York, and while she has no exact numbers, Dr. Gale Burstein MD, the Erie County Health Commissioner says she is "Very sure that in Erie County we have had flu related deaths." this season. The NY State Health Dept. requires...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -With a fierce flu season upon us, Dr Brahm Segal, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, joined WBEN in-studio Wednesday morning to take questions about the spread of flu. Q: Just how long is someone with the flu contagious? A: You can...
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Tom Puckett
December 29, 2017 - 2:31 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County's health commissioner says flu has arrived in Erie County. Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein says this season’s flu activity has been steadily increasing since mid-December. “Our surveillance data show that flu activity is currently widespread in Erie County,...
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