Saturday, February 3, 2018

Flu season has gone from bad to worse, CDC reports, as 17 more children die in the US

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Top doctors at the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to report more grim news about this year's severe flu season, largely due to a particularly nasty strain of the virus. 

On Friday morning, the CDC provided updated influenza statistics, gathered from the week spanning Jan. 21 to Jan. 28. Although there's a deluge of numbers and statistics to consider, the CDC underscored two significant trends: 

  • Flu activity: Already widespread around the nation, it's still increasing.

  • Hospitalization rates are the highest they've ever been for this point in the flu season since current data collection methods began in 2010.   Read more...

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