The flu is now being classified as widespread in both New York and Pennsylvania according to recent data released by the State Department of Health.
Nurse Practitioner Robert Glantz says, “We’re a few miles from the border so patients come down from New York state all the time and it goes hand-in-hand what they usually get, we get next, or we get it first and then it spreads up to New York state.”
In Pennsylvania, about 2,200 people have tested positive for the Flu and 6 have died. Glantz says the number of cases are similar to what we saw last year, but are occurring months later than usual. He says the unseasonably warm winter could be playing a role.