Updated: December 20, 2018 08:56 PM
Created: December 20, 2018 08:55 PM
State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker declared the flu prevalent in New York on Thursday. That means health care workers who have not gotten a flu shot must wear surgical masks around patients until further notice.
So far this season, the state has reported 3,300 confirmed cases of the flu. There have been 923 patients hospitalized and one child died.
Dr. Zucker says the importance of getting a flu shot cannot be overstated.
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