The town's public health nurse will present a free lecture this week at the Watertown Mall.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Many Bay State residents have suffered from the flu, and some have even died.
Flu season has hit Massachusetts hard, but the Watertown Health Department still has vaccine available for those who not gotten their shot. The flu outbreak in Massachusetts has been so severe that some cities have declared health emergencies. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a health emergency, after more than 700 cases have been reported in the Hub, and 18 people across the state have died from the flu. Watertown has had its share of cases, said Public Health Nurse Wil Van Dinter. The flu season is early this year, and people may not have taken the threat as seriously this year, Van Dinter said. "The number of cases have been increasing, especially compared to last year," Van Dinter said. "Last year was a very mild season. That is …