“Twenty children have died of the flu so far, the CDC says.”
If you haven’t gotten your flu vaccination already, you’re risking it this year! It’s a nasty potent country-wide spreader and, from what I’m hearing, people haven’t been getting the flu shot – which is helping to cause the increased spread. Do us all a favor, get your vaccination and stop this flu in its tracks!
CDC: Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come
“We’re seeing a very active flu season and early signs that the season may be severe,” Dan Jernigan, MD, of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), said at a news briefing.
He said it was the first time in 13 years that the CDC’s flu map has been the same color across all mainland states, “meaning that there is widespread activity in all the continental U.S. at this point.”
So far this season, most U.S. cases have been caused by H3N2, an A strain of the flu, which tends to cause more severe illness, especially among children and older adults.
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