HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Influenza is running rampant. It hit early and hard and it’s showing no signs of letting up.
In New Jersey, the flu has killed four children. Three of them had prior health complications, including a 12-year-old girl in Bergen County, a 14-year-old boy in Ocean County, and an 8-month-old boy in Camden. A 14-year-old boy in Westfield did not.
According to The Record, Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack and The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood have had to close their emergency rooms intermittently because of a flood of flu patients.