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Thursday, February 21, 2019

胡桃山音樂營嘎然而止 將變身夏日系列音樂會

(Boston Orange 周菊子波士頓報導)中華表演藝術基金會220日正式宣佈,已有近30年歷史的胡桃山音樂營,今年畫句點。每年都在營期間舉辦的系列音樂會及協奏曲比賽,將以夏日系列音樂會之名,轉往新英格蘭音樂學院音樂廳,照常舉行。
中華表演藝術基金會會長譚嘉陵在一份聲明中表示,胡桃山音樂營自1990年舉辦以來,成就非凡,每年都有大約50名以上來自台灣,香港,中國及美國等各地音樂學生及世界級大師參加,讓數難以計的學子受惠匪淺。校友中如朗朗,Eric LuYeol Eum Son, Kate Liu等,有許多人已蜚聲國際,成為廣受歡迎的專業演奏家。
胡桃山音樂營的音樂會演出,更是每年都得到波士頓最大古典音樂雜誌(Boston Music Intellengencer)的全面報導與好評。他們甚至以南邊的岩港音樂節(Rockport  Music festival South) “的比喻,來高度讚譽和肯定這音樂節。
譚嘉陵說,結束胡桃山音樂營,實在是逼不得已。胡桃山音樂營是一個中華表演藝術基金會向胡桃山音樂學校租借場地,為音樂界學子提供進修平台,親炙大師機會的暑期活動。雙方一直合作愉快。沒想到胡桃山音樂學校今年突然通知場地漲租,漲幅還一跳三倍,經努力協商仍無效,她只能很遺憾的結束胡桃山音樂營,不再續辦。
但為照顧音樂學子,造福社區,譚嘉陵幾經思考後,決定繼續舉辦音樂營時期的音樂會表演系列,以及協奏曲比賽,不過地點就改到交通更方便些的波士頓新英格蘭音樂學校音樂廳。
今年的協奏曲比賽部分,參賽者不限地域、國籍,凡年紀在25歲以下,均可參加,報名截止日期為2019531日。比賽曲目為勃拉姆斯鋼琴協奏曲D小調地1號。未來幾年,可能選用其他樂器曲目做比賽。
協奏曲比賽得獎者將獲得和水銀(Mercury)交響樂團在新英格蘭音樂學校喬丹廳(Jordan Hall)同台演出的機會,以及獎金3000美元。水銀交響樂團是2010年的美國管弦樂演奏獎全國冠軍,指揮是Channing Yu
有意者需送交影音素材(YouTubeYouku)參加徵選,通過後到波士頓參加初賽與決賽。徵選評委包括新英格蘭音樂學院的Bruce Brubaker,台灣國立台南藝術大學鍾曉青,美國曼哈頓音樂學院Philip Kawin,王寅飛,中國武漢音樂學院徐洪等五人。
初賽和決賽的評委包括美國波士頓音樂學院Jonathan Bass,美國新英格蘭音樂學院
 Wha-Kyung Byun,美國麻省理工學院音樂系David Deveau,美國新英格蘭音樂學院和克利夫蘭音樂學院Haesun Paik,美國水銀交響樂團指揮Channing Yu
            87日至824日,中華表演藝術基金會將在新英格蘭音樂學院舉辦系列音樂會,全部免費,但建議捐款10美元。6歲以下兒童不准入場。
系列音樂會的日期及時間如下:
87日星期三,涂翔 (Hsiang John Tu),鋼琴
88日星期四,Sam Ou,大提琴和 Chi-Chen Wu,鋼琴
89日星期五,駱奇偉Chi Wei Lo),鋼琴
88日星期六,Jiyoung Lee,大提琴
811日星期日,陳宏寬 (Hung-Kuan Chen),鋼琴
814日星期三,陳涵 (Han Chen),鋼琴
815日星期四,X + YZ樂團: 袁泉
(Quan Yuan),小提琴,張婉哲,女高音,施珈 (Jia
Shi),鋼琴,Sue-Ellen Tcherepnin,長笛,Vladimir Andric 男中音和 Jasmina
Trumbetas,女高音
816日星期五,Larry Weng,鋼琴
817日星期六,協奏曲比賽第一輪獨奏曲目
818日星期日,協奏曲比賽決賽
819日星期一,于翔 (Angelo Xiang Yu),小提琴
820日星期二,Andrew Li,鋼琴
822日星期四,Tony Yike Yang,鋼琴
824日星期六,協奏曲比賽得獎者與水銀交響樂團合作演出
查詢8月在新英格蘭音樂學院夏季音樂會系列的時間表以及協奏曲比賽的相關詳情,可上網:http//www.chineseperformingarts.net/contents/summer/index.html

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

紐英崙梅氏慶新春 警長父子獲表揚

紐英崙梅氏宗親與到賀的外地宗親合影。(梅氏公所提供)
梅氏公所宗親歡迎駐波士頓經文處處長徐佑典,杜麗雲夫婦
(前中)和波士頓僑教中心主任歐宏偉(後右一)。(周菊子攝)
                     (Boston Orange 周菊子波士頓報導)紐英崙梅氏公所27日在龍鳳酒樓以炮竹辭靈犬,鑼鼓迎金豬,和紐約,芝加哥遠道而來的宗親,波士頓本地的到賀政要,以及數百宗親和賓客,在馬仕威樂隊現場唱奏的熱鬧中,同享美食,合唱梅花,喜迎新春。
             紐英崙梅氏公所主席梅麗梨,梅少彬和元老梅伍銀寬,梅炳鈿等人還特地在這一年一度的盛會上,頒發傑出貢獻獎,表揚兩父子,梅永生的服務公所超過50年;波士頓市A-1區警長梅志強的支持公所會務,維持社會安定。另外還頒發了獎學金給4名分別就讀6年級,8年級的梅氏宗親子弟,鼓勵後輩向學。
外地梅氏到賀。後排左起,羅少華,紐約主席梅靄明,芝加哥
主席梅英挺,梅維政,梅國彬,以及全美理事長梅犖彬(前排
左起),世界梅氏理事長梅犖生,紐英崙梅惠聰。
(梅氏公所提供)
             梅氏每年的新春慶祝會,也是敬老扶幼大會。今年除照例送上新年利市給中華廣教學校,中華耆英會,中華頤養院,以示梅氏對社區服務機構的支持之外,還發紅包給80歲以上的梅氏宗親,讓老人家們拿在手上,暖在心裏。
             駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處處長徐佑典,波士頓僑教中心主任歐宏偉,兩名波士頓僑務委員蔣宗壬,梅錫銳,波士頓市議員吳弭(Michelle Wu),愛德華費林(Ed Flynn),以及代表波士頓市長的市長亞裔聯絡員徐丹晨紛紛到會,頒發表揚狀,致詞。
梅氏宗親會婦女部。(周菊子攝)
             徐佑典笑說,他上任迄今約10個月,才開始陸續參加春宴,一切都還很新奇,感覺波士頓僑社過年的氣氛很濃,比台灣還要濃得多。尤其是不同的公所,僑團,都在春宴中和各公所宗親歡聚,交流,熱絡寒暄的就把年的氣氛帶出來了。
             他指出,對於梅氏,他更是特別感謝。剛到波士頓時,梅錫銳委員陪經文處同事帶他逐個僑團拜會的過程,他銘記心中,也因此對梅氏有了特別的多一分關心。
             當晚的餘興節目,由迄今已有30多年歷史,創辦成員包括3名梅氏宗親,梅錫銳,梅偉文,梅凱生的馬仕威樂隊做現場演奏,蔡倩婷和梅凱生演唱中英歌曲。梅凱生的兒子最近也加入該樂隊,使得馬仕威樂隊的唱奏,增添更多宗親秀才藝味道,遙相呼應往年梅國治,梅宇國等人往年在慶新春活動中的秀攝影,展書法。
紐英崙梅氏宗親會梅掌珠(右)與梅氏全美理事長梅犖彬(左)。
(周菊子攝)
             梅氏主席梅麗梨在會上也感謝了龍鳳酒樓,溫莎餅屋,鴻運酒樓,小南國,美東燒臘等店鋪的贊助抽獎品,介紹了世界梅氏理事長梅犖生,全美梅氏理事會理事長梅犖彬,梅偉文,全美梅氏理事會元老梅忠和,梅錫銳,梅炳鈿,以及芝加哥主席梅英挺,理事梅維政,理事顧問梅國彬;紐約主席梅靄明等各地梅氏理事會職員。
             波士頓梅氏公所今年的職員為,顧問銀寬,國治,宇國,主席麗梨,少彬,中文秘書翠怡,英文祕書子聰,財政銀寬。外交凱生,核數永生,康樂掌珠,婦女部主任艷玲。
梅氏婦女部與全美梅氏理事長梅偉文(前右三),芝加哥
代表團合影。(周菊子攝)
大媽姓梅的陳毓璇(後)和太太陳黃景佩(中)與梅伍銀寬交情
深厚。
(周菊子攝)
紐英崙梅氏公所幹部與嘉賓在梅炳鈿(左)指揮下
唱"梅花"。(周菊子攝)
波士頓經文處處長徐佑典(中)、度麗雲(左一)夫婦(和僑教中心
主任歐宏偉(右一)頒發表揚狀給紐英崙梅氏公所主席梅麗梨
(左二)、梅少彬(右二)。(周菊子攝)
馬仕威樂隊。(周菊子攝)
梅氏公所頒獎表揚梅永生(中)。左起,梅偉民,梅麗梨,
梅錫銳,梅犖生,梅炳鈿,梅犖彬,梅伍銀寬,梅少彬。
(周菊子攝)

梅永生(Lester Fong,左二)與波士頓警察局A-1區警長梅志強
(Kenneth Fong)這兩父子,2月17日晚獲表揚。旁為梅錫銳,
梅炳鈿,梅麗梨。(周菊子攝)
紐英崙梅氏主席梅麗梨(左一),梅少彬(右一),梅伍銀寬
(右二)頒發獎學金給Isaac Moy,Angelina Moy, Evan
Yee, Alex Moy等宗親子弟 。(梅氏公所提供)
梅國治和外孫Evan Yee合影。(梅氏公所提供)
波士頓市長亞裔聯絡員徐丹晨(中)代表市長頒發表揚狀
給紐英崙梅氏公所主席梅麗梨(左),梅少彬(右)。
(梅氏公所提供)
波士頓市議員吳弭(Michelle Wu,左二),愛德華費林
(Ed Flynn,右二)頒發表揚狀給紐英崙梅氏公所主席梅麗梨
(左一),梅少彬(右一)。(梅氏公所提供)

紐英崙梅氏公所主席梅麗梨(後右起),梅少彬和波士頓
國民黨前常委李伍綺蓮,以及前排左起的陳余寶愛,
陳黃景佩,陳毓璇,鄧北海,伍輝民等人在春宴中
合影。(梅氏公所提供)



徐翔鋼琴音樂會 3/30 NEC喬丹廳


中華表演藝術基金會將於三月三十日邀請2017年范克萊本(Van Cliburn)國際鋼琴大賽銅牌獲獎者,鋼琴家徐翔
 (Daniel Hsu) 在紐英倫音樂學院喬登廳 (Jordan Hall) 舉辦一場精彩鋼琴獨奏會。

徐翔出生在舊金山灣區,從6歲開始學琴,他8歲時與弗裡蒙特(Fremont)交響樂團合作首演協奏曲,在10歲時繼他的哥哥和姊姊之後,也被柯蒂斯 (Curtis) 音樂學院錄取。先後跟隨三位顯赫的名鋼琴家學習。

徐翔在2017年范克萊本國際鋼琴大賽除了拿到銅牌獎,同時獲得了大賽委約作品和室內樂的最佳表現獎。他也是2016年吉爾摩( Gilmore)青年藝術家,2015年CAG Victor 
Elmaleh比賽的一等獎,以及2015年濱松國際鋼琴比賽的銅牌得主。他的精湛琴藝和音樂才能受到音樂界的認可。費城 
Philadelphia Inquirer將徐翔演出描述為“ 如詩人般的演奏魅力,具有多方面表現力的優勢”。

徐翔在美國各地舉行獨奏和協奏曲表演。一起合作的管弦樂隊有:費城, 北卡,等等。指揮家有:Leonard Slatkin 等著名指揮家。他每年都會在中國, 日本和歐洲巡迴演出,與東京,多米尼加國家交響樂團合作。

徐翔與布倫塔諾弦樂四重奏(Brentano String Quarte)的室內樂表演贏得了史蒂文德格羅特(Steven de Groote) 室內樂最佳表演紀念獎。獲得達拉斯晨報 (The Dallas Morning News) 高度讚揚。他也經常和他的哥哥徐鴻 (Andrew Hsu) 作雙鋼琴演奏,出現在許多室內音樂節上。

徐翔的第一張專輯由Decca Gold推出,其中包括Mussorgsky's Pictures及范克萊本比賽的貝多芬鋼琴奏鳴曲的現場錄音,以及他獲獎的Marc-AndréHamelin的Toccata的表演。

現年21歲的徐翔,目前是柯蒂斯音樂學院的學員。他喜歡寫電腦程式。他的Workflow贏得了2015 
Apple設計獎,並於2017年3月被Apple收購。

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES 2019 CITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE TO BOSTON RESIDENTS

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES 2019 CITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE TO BOSTON RESIDENTS
BOSTON - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -  Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced applications are now available for the 2019 City of Boston Scholarship Program. The City of Boston Scholarship Program is designed to support higher education, and is available to Boston residents interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree or continuing education in Massachusetts.

"The City of Boston Scholarship Fund helps students achieve their dream of attending college, and I'm proud that through this program, we're able to give our residents the support they need," said Mayor Walsh. "I encourage residents throughout our city's neighborhoods to apply to this program, and look forward to our city's leaders gaining the opportunities they deserve to succeed."

The City of Boston Scholarship fund is a need-based scholarship that provides up to $10,000 over four years towards tuition, and relies primarily on generous contributions from individuals, organizations and corporations to further the goal of having more Boston residents complete a post-secondary education. During the 2018-2019 academic year, the scholarship program awarded a total of $290,000 to over 115 students representing almost every neighborhood of Boston, who went on to attend 30 local colleges and universities. This year, the Fund will award 30 new recipients.

This year's scholarships were supported by generous donations from Arbella Insurance Foundation, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, Herb Chambers Foundation, Pinnacle Leadership Foundation, and Rapid7 as part of their commitment to students of Boston.

"Investing in the education of our young people is paramount to not only their own success, but to the future of our local communities and businesses," said Corey Thomas, President and CEO of Rapid7. "We are thrilled to continue our contribution to the scholarship fund and commend The City of Boston for its tireless dedication to providing students the support they need to reach their educational goals."

The Scholarship Committee has worked in recent years to simplify and strengthen the application process. Highlights include an updated recommendation form that assesses college and career readiness, three short-answer questions in place of a longer essay, an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculator for students not eligible for FAFSA, and a clear recognition of financial need among continuing education students.

"This scholarship makes accomplishing my dreams a little easier. A college education is very expensive," said Juliana Vazquez, a resident of East Boston and a 2018 City of Boston Scholarship Recipient, "The amount of debt that young college graduates accumulate over four years can be astronomical and I commend the City of Boston for recognizing this. Our great city is working tirelessly to find ways to financially support as many city kids as possible in receiving a college education and for this, I am extremely grateful."

The City of Boston Scholarship program is part of Mayor Walsh's commitment to ensuring that all Boston residents are able to access and complete their post-secondary education. In 2016, Mayor Walsh launched tuition-free community college for Boston Public Schools graduates, providing a cost-effective entry point into higher education for Boston's young people. Participating colleges include Bunker Hill Community College, MassBay Community College, and Roxbury Community College.

This year, as part of his legislative agenda, Mayor Walsh proposed replicating Boston's Tuition-Free Community College (TFCC) Initiative launched in June 2016, making it available statewide. TFCC was launched by Mayor Walsh and currently serves 295 students attending Bunker Hill Community College, Roxbury Community College and MassBay Community College. Students enrolled through the program have an average graduation rate of 70 percent over three years, significantly higher than national averages.  

In 2018, Mayor Walsh, in partnership with the Frieze Family Foundation, launched the GRAD Last Mile Fund, an innovative scholarship program designed to provide financial support to Boston students nearing college graduation. Additional resources for residents pursuing higher education can be found on Mayor Walsh's Education Cabinet's Higher Education Resource page.

Candidates for the City of Boston Scholarship Program must be Boston residents who have graduated from high school or have completed G.E.D. programming by the time the awards are made. Additionally, candidates must be planning to attend, or currently attending, a two- or four-year accredited post-secondary institution in Massachusetts.

Residents who meet these eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply here. The deadline to submit applications is April 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. For applicants who are renewing their scholarship from a previous year, please email COBscholarship@boston.gov.

For more information on the City of Boston Scholarship, or to apply, please visitBoston.gov/scholarship.

BOSTON CONTINUES STRONG FISCAL MANAGEMENT, SECURES 5TH YEAR OF PERFECT AAA BOSTON RATINGS

BOSTON CONTINUES STRONG FISCAL MANAGEMENT, SECURES 5TH YEAR OF PERFECT AAA BOSTON RATINGS
Under Mayor Walsh's management, Boston continues to secure its strong fiscal foundation
BOSTON - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced Boston has maintained its perfect AAA bond ratings, as assigned by Moody's Investor Service and S&P Global Ratings. The City has maintained the top credit ratings from both rating agencies since 2014.

According to Moody's Investor Service, Boston's AAA rating reflects the city's strong fiscal management and stable financial position, as well as its large and growing tax base with economic diversity bolstered by significant government, higher education and healthcare sectors. The rating also takes into account Boston's conservatively managed debt profile and its planning efforts with respect to its pension obligations.
"In Boston, we're committed to building a better future for all, and creating opportunities throughout our city," said Mayor Walsh. "These bond ratings will allow us to continue building our strong fiscal foundation, ensuring we have the resources to invest in policies, programs and the work that makes our city, our residents, and our communities successful."

These ratings build on Mayor Walsh's commitment to financial responsibility throughout the City of Boston. Over the past five years, Boston's revenue has grown by 25 percent, and the city has added 20,000 new jobs each year, produced nearly 28,000 new homes, and added over $9.3 billion of development in construction.

Last year, Boston also launched Boston's new investor outreach platform,BuyBostonBonds.com. The new website is the latest step in the city's continued efforts to optimize financial disclosure and is designed to drive investment in Boston's debt, which helps pay for capital projects and investments the City makes. More information about this platform and what it means for investors and residents is also available here.

The agencies routinely cite the City's commitment to fiscal responsibility in the near and long-term. These practices include maintaining strong budgetary reserves, a commitment to conservative borrowing practices, and our decades-long record of achieving yearly budget surpluses, pursuing cost containment strategies like the City's work on reducing healthcare costs, and by prioritizing new operating and capital investments in areas the City has identified through long-term planning efforts.

"The Mayor has prioritized making smart and responsible decisions now that create a clear path to sustainability and prosperity," said Emme Handy, Chief Financial Officer for the City of Boston. "We are tackling our long-term liabilities, managing our resources wisely and investing in our City's priorities. These ratings affirm that we continue to be on the right track."

S&P Global Ratings cites Boston's "very strong" economy as a reason for its AAA rating. Contributing to Boston's strong economy is its talented, diverse workforce; longstanding financial and insurance industries, as well as the city's growing reputation as a tech hub; central location; and recruitment and retainment of college graduates in the city.

In addition, S&P also highlighted Boston's history of proactively addressing future challenges through the city's long-term plans. Included in these highlights are Boston's Climate Action Plan, which addresses goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050; Climate Ready Boston, which develops resilient solutions to prepare Boston for climate change; Go Boston 2030, which aims to ensure equitable, reliable and safe transportation for all residents; and Housing a Changing City, Boston's housing plan which already is well on its way to creating 69,000 new units of housing by 2030.

紐英崙龍岡親義公所慶新春 人人有獎(圖片)

紐英崙龍岡親義公所主席關麗莎(右一),劉承德(左二)和元老
趙羨藻(中)歡迎紐約龍岡親義公所主席張德江(左三),關振良
夫婦(右二,三)。(周菊子攝)
紐英崙龍岡親義公所主席關麗莎(右起)與駐波士頓台北
經濟文化辦事處處長徐佑典,杜麗雲夫婦。(周菊子攝)
龍岡主席、嘉賓在祥獅獻瑞後合影。(周菊子攝)

波士頓華僑文教中心主任歐宏偉(右)向紐英崙龍岡元老
趙羨藻敬酒。(周菊子攝)


波士頓市議員吳弭(Michelle Wu,右)和愛德華費林(Ed
 Flynn)聯袂來賀。(周菊子攝)
龍岡親義公所顧問張錦龍(後中)和宗親、朋友等紛紛
來向元老趙羨藻(左三)問好。(周菊子攝)
趙寶玲(左),劉秀華(右)擔任大會司儀。(周菊子攝)
趙寶玲(左起),劉秀華和陳國航合唱娛賓。(周菊子攝)
僑教中心主任歐宏偉獻唱他的首本名曲"上海灘"。(周菊子攝)
洪門大哥謝仲安(左)和洪門主席梅少華(右)合唱。
(周菊子攝)
黃國威(右)和雷玉霞(左)在春宴中再度搭檔獻唱。
(周菊子攝)
劉景燁當晚入會,成為紐英崙龍岡最新會員。(周菊子攝)










波士頓華人投資俱樂部商業地產論壇(圖片)












2019 Commercial Real Estate Forum - Grand Opening of BCIC Commercial Real Estate Group Organizers Boston Chinese Investment Club (BCIC) MIT Sloan Greater China Club (GCC) 【Introduction】 地产行业作为一种风险可控,回报稳定的资产类型,一直以来受到机构和个人投资者的广泛青睐。2019年BCIC的揭幕活动,主题为美国商业地产趋势与投资,为您解读2019年全球经济新形势下的美国商业地产趋势。 本次论坛嘉宾分享的内容涵盖一级市场的地产开发并购等不同类型项目的行情解读;二级市场REIT交易解析;以及外国资本投资美国商业地产的税收法律问题等。 Boston Chinese Investment Club & MIT Sloan Greater China Club will hold a forum on Commercial Real Estate Investment on Feb. 15th at MIT from 7:00 to 9:00 pm EST TIME, along with the grand opening of BCIC Commercial Real Estate Group. During this event, we are inviting critical players and experts in the field to unfold the latest trends as well as outlook of the 2019 US commercial real estate landscape. Specifically, the forum will cover the interpretation of different types of deals in the primary market, such as raw land development, flipping, mergers and acquisitions; secondary market of commercial real estate, including the analysis of REIT and risk management; the taxation issues of foreign capital investment in commercial real estate in the United States. Name Brief Description Jeffrey Rosenberg, Dao Investments Founder Jeffrey Rosenberg has founded and operated businesses in the U.S. and Asia in the commodities, life sciences, consumer products, telecommunications and real estate industries. He started working and living in China in 1980. He built more than 100,000 square meters of mostly industrial and commercial space in China. In the mid-1990’s, he was a director of Tishman Speyer Properties responsible for real estate development in Asia Pacific. Most recently, he set up Dao Investments which partners with regional US real estate developers to develop mid-market residential properties in the Boston area. Three of Jeffrey's businesses have been written as Harvard Business School case studies, two about real estate and one about agri-business. Bing Lu, Vesta/ViiNet Fund Manager Mr. Lu is a SEC Registered Investment Advisor. He has over 20-year experience in equity market, expertise in Real Estate Investments; Since 2016 to present, Mr. Lu works at Vesta/ViiNet, primarily oversees real estate investments and quantitative trading, including REITs portfolio managements; Before, he built his investment and management experience in top financial institutions such as Millennium Management, Fidelity Investments, Putnam Investments, Scudder Kemp Investments and Fannie Mae, etc. Arthur R. Kerr II, Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer, LLP Partner Arthur R. Kerr concentrates his practice in international and domestic taxation, business law, contracts, and real estate. Arthur’s tax practice includes offshore and onshore planning and compliance for businesses and individuals, civil and criminal examinations and audits, collection matters, workouts, and tax controversies. He has extensive experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and various state tax authorities. Welcome to the event, and feel free to extend the invitation to your colleagues and those who will benefit!

麻州出現第3宗兒童死於流感個案


(Boston Orange 編譯)麻州當局證實,一名米斗塞郡(Middlesex)女孩死於流感。這已是麻州本季第三宗兒童死於流感個案。
麻州衛生廳在週二,219日時得到這消息。小孩的身分,年齡及居住城鎮尚未公佈。
            今年早前,有關當局證實一名住在傅萊明罕鎮的4歲小孩,一名12歲,來自米爾福(Milford)的中學生,Aaron Zenus,都死於流感。
            麻州傳染病局流行病學及免疫接種專家Larry Madoff主任在一份聲明中表示,這幾宗死亡案件是悲劇,也提醒了人們流感多危險,接種流感疫苗多重要。麻州衛生局勸大家接種疫苗,洗手,咳嗽或打噴嚏時要掩口,一旦生病就應該留在家裏,減少散佈疾病的可能。
            麻州衛生局表示,去年有與流感有關的兒童死亡案有一宗。
            美國疾病管制及預防中心估計,全美每年有12,000 56,000宗與流感併發政有關的死亡案件。用聯邦計算法,麻州估計每年有2501,100麻州居民死於流感併發症。
            在去年的流感季節中,報告到全國疾病控制及預防中心的數目是,全美有185名兒童死於流感。
            根據麻州政府的資料,類似流感或與流感有關的住院個案,在過去幾星期中都下降了。流感高峰期,通常會持續到三月份。