Influenza Rises in Erie County

Influenza Cases on the Rise in Erie County Surveillance Data Shows Number of New Cases Rising Steadily ERIE COUNTY, NY— Influenza has arrived in Erie County, as well as in the rest of New York State. While generally the flu season here peaks in cases in mid-February, this season’s flu activity has been steadily increasing since mid-December. Influenza is a serious respiratory infection that is res... »

Flu’s Arrival in Western New York

By William M. Healy, M.D. The winds of yet another Buffalo winter have blown in more than just snow and icy chills. Influenza has arrived in all its fury wreaking havoc on our residents. Numerous cases of influenza were reported throughout December, which quickly escalated to near epidemic levels in the weeks that followed. Doctors’ offices, urgent care clinics, and hospital emergency rooms have b... »