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Wash In, Wash Out

With flu, norovirus and other illnesses rampant this time of year, there’s one proven way to stay healthy – wash...

Fight the flu in three easy steps

If you’ve ever had the flu, the flashbacks of fever, headache and body aches are probably enough to make you...

Flu subsides, visitor restrictions lifted

NORWICH – Due to decreasing flu activity in the community, the Backus Health System Monday lifted its visitor restrictions. This...

The Flu and You

Flu cases are on the rise, not only in our region but across the country. So far this flu season,...

Flu outbreak prompts visitor restrictions at Backus

Due to a high number of confirmed flu cases, the Backus Health System is enacting temporary visitor restrictions and limiting public use of its facilities beginning Friday, Dec. 14

Fighting the flu

The flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade, and health officials suspect it could be...

Record turn out for flu shots

Ninety-nine percent of Backus employees got their flu vaccinations, the highest number by far in the history of the institution.

Tips to avoid swine flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a re-emergence of swine flu. While the odds of contracting the...

Backus health centers offer flu shots

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital’s health centers in Colchester, Montville, Ledyard and Plainfield are offering flu shots to the public. Call ahead of time to ensure that there is adequate supply. The Colchester number is 537-4601, Ledyard is 464-3104, Plainfield is 564-2198 and Montville is 848-1298.