Onondaga County sees over 300 cases of the flu in a week

Highest number of weekly cases the county has seen

WSYR-TV - In one full week, Onondaga County has seen 301 cases of the flu. 
 
This is the highest number of total weekly cases the county has seen all season.
 
Oneida County, which is half the size of Onondaga County, has 339 cases. 
 
Cayuga County’s latest numbers has 141 people infected and Madison County saw 71 cases as of the last full week.
 
New York State is using emergency funding to help county health departments fight the still-growing flu epidemic. 
 
Patients with heart disease have increased chances for a heart attack the first week after a flu diagnosis. The virus puts excess stress on the heart -- and often, you might not know it's a heart attack.
 
"Unfortunately, it's tough to tell the difference between symptoms of heart attack and the flu. You feel tired with a heart attack, you feel tired with a flu. It hurts when you cough with the flu, so it’s difficult to ascertain chest pain during the flu time. If a patient feels there is something more going on, fluid in the leg, whether they have any other symptoms that they think are untold, they should report those to their physician, who should be more alerted during this kind of time frame,” said Crouse cardiologist Dr. James Longo.
 


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