The increase in the incidence of flu in new York have made last week 54 percent
Senator Chuck Schumer called on Federal health authorities to send to new York group surveillance for influenza on the background incidence rate.
Democratic Senator announced his request to the Centers for prevention and disease control (CDC) on Sunday.
According to him, the monitoring group may assist staff of local health authorities and the state, exploring the spread of influenza, identifying specific circulating strains and assessing the impact of the virus on the population of the state as a whole.
According to Schumer, the experts at the CDC can help state “to bring down the temperature”, complementing the work already lead the health authorities.
In the office of the Senator said that this season, more than 5,200 residents of new York city were hospitalized with the flu, and last week the number of new cases increased by 54 percent.