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More people in Oregon have been hospitalized with the flu, says CDC News



PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Concern about the flu has increased significantly in Oregon.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that 25 people were hospitalized for the flu.

This is starting to show off December 20 through January 5 is more than twice as high as the week before, which was 12.

Oregon and Washington are still at a low level of activity, while many other states are in the high category.

The CDC said nationwide Up to 7.3 million people were affected by the flu this season.

This week, the hospitals of Providence have announced the visit restrictions.

Providence only allows visitors who are at least 1

2 years old to visit, unless they have a visit to visit an immediate family member.

FOX 12 spoke with the Multnomah County Health officials about the increase in flu cases.

"Things have been bubbling over for a few weeks, but by the end of December things got right. We expect the high point of the flu season to be later in the month or in February, which is now a good time for a flu shot. Paul Lewis said with Multnomah County Health.

The CDC said the flu was present in every state, with thirty states reporting widespread flu activity, including Washington.

That was from 24 states a week earlier.

Despite all this, CDC said the flu has a milder season than last year.

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