NEW YORK (WKBW) — 11-year-old
Luca Calanni of Hamburg,
who was laid to rest Saturday morning, was
one of two flu-related pediatric deaths in New York this flu season
Further details could not be released due to patient privacy.
Erie County health officials said in early January normally influenza strain A occurs around this time and influenza strain B occurs around March or April, but
officials were seeing strain B much earlier in the season.
New York State’s online flu tracker
shows the state has had nearly 44,000 cases of the flu reported as of the week ending January 11th.
Oishei Children’s Hospital,
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) in Batavia
have all implemented enhanced visitation policies due to the severity of the flu.
Local daycare facilities are also doing what they can to
help prevent the spread of the flu.
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