Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket. Frederick Randall matched 4 out of 5 numbers plus the power ball for the April 5th drawing.He would have won $10,000, but he played an extra buckMore >>
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:01:42 GMT
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY. New York State Office of General Services CommissionerMore >>
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to link SUNY campuses with the business world in an effort to create more jobs. This project is called Tax Free NY.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:18 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:18:04 GMT
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday. The 1,400 member national council voted to change its current policy to allow openly gay youth. TheMore >>
The Boy Scouts of America announced their decision on allowing gay youth into their program Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:08:29 GMT
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone. We told you the fountain was being removed last month. Church Street Marketplace leaders say it was too expensive to run and blocked foot traffic.More >>
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:01:37 GMT
If you're approached by a Vermont State Trooper, there's one thing you may not see, a tattoo. That's because for six years the department hasn't allowed visible ink.But VSP Captain David Notte saysMore >>
Vermont State Police say it's considering changing its tattoo policy, to get more recruits. Right now you can't have any visible tattoos, but that could soon change.More >>
LEBANON, N.H. -
The flu is getting closer to home; it's now widespread in almost every state. But ABC22/FOX44 is trying to keep you informed so that you can stay healthy. Last night we told you about what hospitals in Vermont are experiencing, and now, we go across the border to take a look at what's happening in New Hampshire.
"It basically comes in like a freight train," Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Doctor Robert McLellan said.
Like the flu, the number of cases across the nation have come in fast, and early.
"I do anticipate that we will be seeing more flu in the next few days than we are currently," Dr. McLellan said.
Although quiet in the Upper Valley, 14 people, all 65 and older have died in other parts of New Hampshire already this flu season.
"It kills up to about 50,000 people every year," Dr. McLellan said.
Doctors say the best way to avoid getting sick is the flu shot, and it's not too late to get one. I checked in with Fletcher Allen, Central Vermont Medical, and Dartmouth Hitchcock… they all have plenty of the vaccine available.
"One of the tricky things about the flu is you can actually transmit the flu a day, up to about 24 hours before you even know you have the flu," Dr. McLellan said.
While things are relatively calm at Dartmouth Hitchcock, there is a plan in place should things get worse. Doctors describe this as the calm before the storm because so many areas around us are seeing widespread cases of the flu.
Dartmouth Hitchcock has already started asking visitors to stay away if they're sick, and could even start screening people at the door. Because if you're sick, and don't have an already compromised immune system... stay home!
"Keep yourself hydrated, all of the TLC that one would normally do if you feel pretty lousy," Dr. McLellan said.
Doctors say you're contagious for up to ten days, but if you just can't take that much time off of work, you can usually return about 24 hours after your fever breaks. Just wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance!
Flu Outbreaks On The Rise - 14 Deaths Already in New HampshireMore>>