CT Flu Stats: 32 dead, over 800 hospitalized. Flu Shot Clinics Saturday. The Department of Public Health teamed up with health clinics to offer 13 free or very low-cost flu shot clinics this Saturday, 1.27.18. For those details, click here.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - By Kaitlyn Naples ( Story courtesy of WHCN News Partner WFSB Channel 3 )
State officials said 11 more flu deaths have been reported in Connecticut within the last week.
This is being labeled the worst flu season in recent memory and swamping a number of hospitals across Connecticut.
According to the Department of Public Health, there have now been 32 flu-related deaths. Officials said 23 of them are associated with "flu A" and nine are associated with "flu B."
Of these deaths, 28 were among patients greater than 65 years of age, two were 50-64 years of age, one was between 25 and 49, and one was between 5 and 17, officials said.
The flu has hit Connecticut. Take a listen to an interview with Dr. Bieluch, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Hospital of Central Connecticut and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Here are some symptoms of the Flu, but be aware everyone is different and there can be more complications due to the Flu. MORE information provided here from the CDC (CLICK HERE)
Dr. Bieluch graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She did her residency in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Tufts New England Medical Center.
Prior to coming to the Hospital of Central Connecticut Dr. Bieluch was on the faculty at the Medical College of Ohio.
In addition to serving as the Chief of Infectious Diseases at HOCC, Dr. Bieluch has served on numerous committees at HOCC, HHC and the UCONN school of Medicine. Currently she is Co-leader of the HHC System Antimicrobial Stewardship Council, Chairperson of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at HOCC, HOCC Site Director for the ID fellowship, and Chairperson of the UCONN ID fellowship Clinical Competency Committee. She leads the antimicrobial stewardship efforts at HOCC. Dr. Bieluch has been involved in teaching medical students, residents and ID fellows. She has been recognized for her teaching ability by both the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residents and Infectious Diseases Fellows at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.