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How bad is this year's influenza? Flu is widespread in 36 states, CDC reports



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By Jane Weaver and dr. med. Felix Gussone

Influenza is now common in 36 states, with at least 1

1.4 million people suffering from the flu since October. Contraception and prevention reported on Friday. While the current epidemic shows no signs of being as deadly as the 2017-2018 flu season, which killed 80,000 people in the US, the number of cases does not seem to have peaked yet. The CDC expects the flu effect to last for weeks.

According to CDC estimates, there were 136,000 flu hospitalizations between October 1, 2018 and January 19, 2019, with the worst cases among the Americans being 65 and older. [19659007Intheweekbetween12and19Januarythreeotherchildrenincreasedthetotalnumberforthesameperiodof22years

Schools across the country, including the districts of Alabama, Idaho, Minnesota and Tennessee, reported closures due to influenza this week.


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