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Influenza rattles Veterans Home

April 17, 2012
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ROCKY HILL, CT — A late-season influenza outbreak at the Connecticut State Veterans Home sent at least 18 previously inoculated persons to the hospital, according to WTNH-TV.

Of those brought to the hospital, six were diagnosed with a special strain of the flu and will remain under observation until they respond positively to treatment, the story stated.

To help curb the influenza virus'' spread, many communal activities have been canceled and visitation largely limited, the story noted.

According to the article, the average age of the persons at the Connecticut State Veterans Home is between 80 and 85 years, making them potentially immune compromised and susceptible to infections.

A total of 475 veterans are housed at the Connecticut State Veterans Home, and besides those transported to the hospital, dozens more have complained of flu-like symptoms, including many staff members who have called out sick, the story added.

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