Boston declares public health emergency as nation battles severe flu outbreak - NY Daily News: "The City of Boston declared a public health emergency Wednesday as the city and country deal with a historic outbreak of the flu.
The influenza-ravaged city has seen about 700 confirmed cases of the virus since Oct. 1, the unofficial start of the flu season, according to the office of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who declared the state of emergency Wednesday morning.
By comparison, Boston saw 70 confirmed cases during last year’s flu season.
The outbreak has so far killed four Boston residents, all elderly, since the season unofficially began.
“This is the worst flu season we’ve seen since 2009, and people should take the threat of flu seriously,” Menino said in a release."
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