Nasty bug flu the coop

New York Daily News - - NEWS -

AL­BANY — For the first time since be­fore Christ­mas, in­fluenza is no longer deemed preva­lent in New York State.

State Health Com­mis­sioner Howard Zucker made the an­nounce­ment Thurs­day as one of the worst flu sea­sons in years winds down.

Over­all, 128,000 lab-con­firmed flu cases have been re­ported, with more than 23,000 peo­ple be­ing hos­pi­tal­ized.

The flu has been blamed for the deaths of six chil­dren this sea­son.

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