Flu epidemic only halfway over; 29 children dead

FLU_SEASON_16X9In an update to the flu epidemic sweeping the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to expect at least six more weeks of the flu.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, told Fox News, “An average flu season lasts about 12 weeks, and this is about week six.”

According to the article, 48 states now are reporting flu outbreaks, and nine more flu-related deaths of children have been reported in the past week, bringing the total number of dead to 29. Older Americans are also being hospitalized in high numbers.

“Frieden said this year’s prominent strain H3N2 is especially tough on younger kids and older adults,” Fox reported, quoting Frieden as saying, “The bottom line here is that this is a worse-than-average season and a bad year for the elderly in terms of flu.”

Multiple news sources have reported widespread spot shortages of the flu vaccine, but CDC officials are urging doctors to order more, knowing there are still weeks to go of flu illness.

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