Flu Widespread In 40 States Across The Country - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Flu Widespread In 40 States Across The Country

Posted: Updated:
A patient is given a flu shot Thursday. Health officials say the flu is now widespread in more than 40 states across the country. A patient is given a flu shot Thursday. Health officials say the flu is now widespread in more than 40 states across the country.
LEHIGH COUNTY, Pa. -

Hospitals across the country and in our area have seen a significant increase in patients entering the emergency room, with some hospitals forced to turn away ambulances because the demand is so high.

Health officials say the flu is now widespread in more than 490 states across the country.

In Pennsylvania, a Lehigh Valley Health Network spokesperson confirms to FOX 29 an infant from Lehigh County died over the weekend of the flu, one of 22 deaths across the state.

In other areas, Boston residents are now under a health emergency and in Chicago, hospitals have had to turn away ambulances.

The increase in flu cases comes as we are still weeks away from the peak of flu season.

Doctor say it's not too late to get your flu shot.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Man Charged In Mayfair Double Murder

    Man Charged In Mayfair Double Murder

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:40:24 GMT
    Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday.Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday.
    Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday. Police say robbery appears to be the motive. 
    Police say 25-year-old James Mears has been charged with two counts murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the double murder on Vista Street that happened Saturday. Police say robbery appears to be the motive. 
  • Police: Flags From Veterans' Graves Stolen And Burned

    Police: Flags From Veterans' Graves Stolen And Burned

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:31:17 GMT
    Bensalem police say flags and decorations where snatched from veterans' graves and then burned.
    Bensalem police say flags and decorations where snatched from veterans' graves and then burned.
  • Fat Camp Helps Dogs Shed Pounds And Stay Healthy

    Fat Camp Helps Dogs Shed Pounds And Stay Healthy

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:28:44 GMT
    Any dog owner knows the whine of a dog wanting a treating. However, too many treats and table scraps may have your dog packing on the pounds, and could even threaten their life.
    Any dog owner knows the whine of a dog wanting a treating. However, too many treats and table scraps may have your dog packing on the pounds, and could even threaten their life.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices