Health official: No flu epidemic on LI
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This flu season is one of the worst in years on Long Island, with legions of people coughing, sneezing and aching -- and hospitalizations up more than 150 percent statewide compared with a year ago.
Despite the upsurge, Nassau County Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein said the widespread flu activity on Long Island does not yet meet the definition of an epidemic.
"I don't want...