'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A New York youth sports club is discouraging high fives for fear of spreading germs. Catholic churches in Rhode Island and Texas are telling congregants celebrating Mass not to shake hands or drink wine from a shared chalice. A Northern Virginia hospital system is advising visitors that they might be screened for flulike symptoms.
Boston declared a public health emergency Wednesday as flu season struck in earnest and the state reported 18 flu-related deaths so far.
The city of Boston declared a public health emergency Wednesday as it tried to deal with an unusually harsh flu season and the state reported 18 flu-related deaths so far.
"There's flu all over the country right now," said Dr. Joe Bresee, a medical epidemiologist from the influenza division of the CDC. "There's widespread disease in most states and high levels of disease in most states."