BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County Health Department says a local youth has succumbed to the flu.
The youth passed away Monday night, becoming the first pediatric death attributed to the flu in Erie County. No other information about the youth has been released.
Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein is urging everyone to get immunized, especially the following groups:
- People who are at high risk of developing serious complications like pneumonia if they get sick with the flu, including: people who have certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, morbid obesity, and chronic lung disease; pregnant or post-partum women or women who are breast feeding; and people 65 years and older,
- People who are immunosuppressed,
- People who live with or care for others who are at high risk of developing serious complications,
- Health care providers, and
- Young children, especially those under 2 years of age.
There is a hearing Thursday in Buffalo about the use of medical marijuana. So far 20 states and Washington D.C. allow it.
Common Core, a new wave of educational standards now being implemented across the country, is causing controversy across the nation, and took center stage in Jamestown Wednesday evening.
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
BJ's Wholesale Club put out an advertisement offering a full week of Black Friday bargains, including deep discounts on big screen TVs that would save customers hundreds of dollars.
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Crews will also be out dredging the Buffalo River on Thursday. They'll be in the city ship canal area.