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Mitigation Journal Podcast #242

2012/2013 Flu season labeled a public health emergency

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Edition 242 Recorded on January 12, 2013: 2012/2013 Flu Season - public health emergency

Join us as we discuss important issues surrounding the current flu situation. Click the player below to listen now.

This week Boston declared a public health emergency due to seasonal influenza and the mainstream media seems to have jumped on the preparedness bandwagon. Boston officials have described ten-times normal amount of flu cases, 25% of those requiring hospitalization and resulting in over burdening of healthcare systems. Boston has now established fee flu clinics to promote vaccine. Meanwhile the CDC and some public health officials believe the intense flu situation may have reached its peak.

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