Flu Impact on Local Hospitals

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The flu is spreading across the nation.

In Boston, a Flu Emergency has been declared because so many people have the virus.

A spokesperson for Kaleida Health tells us that on Tuesday,five or six people came to the emergency room at Buffalo GeneralMedical Center with the flu, and another three to Millard Fillmore Suburban in Amherst. However, the spokesperson said a high volume in the Emergency Room is not unusual for January.

A spokesperson says Emergency Volume at Sisters Hospital in Buffalo is up 20 to 30 percent mostly due to the flu and upper respiratory illnesses.


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