Farley: 'Severe' Strain Of Flu Reaches Epidemic Proportions In New York City
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- The flu is currently at epidemic levels across the five boroughs, New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley announced Thursday.
Officials said a full 5 percent of emergency room visits are flu-related.
"It's a bad year. We've got lots of flu, it's mainly type AH3N2, which tends to be a little more severe. So we're seeing plenty of cases of flu and plenty of people sick with flu," Farley told reporters including WCBS 880's Rich Lamb.