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    Widespread Flu Epidemic Taking Bite Out Of NYC

    January 5, 2011 11:28 PM

    New York City’s Health Department has released some startling numbers. There were about 200 flu cases a day in October and some 300 cases in November, with similar numbers in early December.

    Right around Christmas, however, flu cases spiked to about 500 cases a day. Around the New Year, save for a brief dip, the flu in the city is widespread.

    “It’s not unusual. This is the time of year when we begin to see an uptick in influenza cases,” said Dr. Bruce Polsky of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital.

    chim-chim at glp