HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- A third person in Connecticut has died as a result of flu complications, state health officials said on Thursday.

The Department of Public Health said all three patients were over the age of 65.

As of Dec. 7, 120 patients have been hospitalized with the flu, and there have been 400 positive influenza tests reported to DPH so far this season.

The DPH said more than 50 percent of the flu cases so far were classified as "type-A unspecified." Forty percent were "type-B season."

Doctors said there is still time to get a flu shot.

The flu typically starts circulating widely in November or December and peaks by February.

During recent flu seasons, most flu related deaths have been reported in people 65 years and older.

Health experts also say washing your hands often is a great way to prevent the illness, in addition to getting your flu shot.

To find out where you can get a flu shot, click here.

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(3) comments

rick be

Yeah,stay away from that"sanitizer"stuff and don't go near where they shoot you up with the flu shot-only sick people go there.


Stay away from ugly old people. They probably are sick. Don't share the peace etc. Use plenty of sanitizer, even after looking through a restaurant menu. Some of those menus are pretty ugly. The best defense is to wash, wash, wash. Washing is better than sanitizer. Finger licking is much better with clean hands than with sanitizer.

From an "old" man.

rick be

That sanitizer smells better than cheap gin,don't it,Pops?

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