Focus: Infection Control

U.S. flu season on pace to surpass 2017-18

January 8, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that the all but five states are reporting "widespread" flu activity, according to an article on the ABC57 website.

In fact, the US has seen an extreme increase in flu activity over the last few weeks, putting the country on pace to exceed the flu levels witnessed in 2017-18. 

An estimated 2,900 people have died from the flu in the US. That's an increase of about 800 deaths over the previous week.

Since the flu season kicked off in October, there have been at least 6.4 million flu illnesses and 55,000 flu-related hospitalizations, according to the CDC.

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