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One Flu Death Reported As Connecticut Flu Season Ramps Up

One Flu Death Reported As Connecticut Flu Season Ramps Up

Flu season is ramping up with winter coming and state officials say at least one death has been reported. Officials stress it is important to get the vaccine.

In a report released last week, the state’s Department of Public Health said an individual older than 65 died from the flu. Additional information about the death was not available. This was the first weekly flu report of the season to report a death.

“We really don’t know at this point in time” what kind of season we are going to have, said Mick Bolduc, an epidemiologist with the Connecticut Immunization Program at DPH.

DPH says flu activity has increased over the past several weeks. Given what they are seeing,...