Boston Declares Public Health Emergency

Friday, January 11, 2013


The flu outbreak is so severe in Boston that Mayor Thomas Menino declared a health emergency this week. Boston has reported 700 cases of flu, up from just 70 last year, and Massachusetts has already 18 flu-related deaths this season. 

Dr. Brien Barnewolt, chair of Emergency Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, describes the scene on the ground. 


Dr. Brien Barnewolt

Produced by:

Joe Hernandez

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