Emergency Departments Are On The Frontline Of The Flu

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jenny Gold, working in collaboration with NPR, reports: "Though it is still too soon to say whether this is a historically bad flu season or just a bad flu season, one thing is clear: Emergency rooms around the country are filled with a feverish throng that is much larger than last year. Washington Hospital Center had just 20 patients test positive for flu all of last year's season. This year, as of last week, there were already 160 cases positive for flu" (Gold, 1/15). Read the story.

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