The Flu Widespread: The Flu Has Killed 10,000 Americans This Season.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 19 million Americans have been infected with the flu so far this season, and 180,000 of them have been hospitalized because of the illness. The flu virus has already killed an estimated 10,000 people across the U.S., including 68 children, according to the CDC.
Fourteen influenza-associated pediatric deaths occurring during the 2019-2020 season between weeks 45 and 4 (the weeks ending November 9, 2019, and January 25, 2020) were reported to CDC during week 4. Eight were associated with influenza B viruses; one had a lineage determined and was a B/Victoria virus. Six were associated with influenza A viruses, and three were subtyped; all were A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses. (Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report, Key Updates for Week 4, ending January 25, 2020)
Flu task remained to enhance as well as continued to be high in the United States in the week finishing February 1, according to brand-new information from the US Centers for Disease Control as well as prevention This is after a remarkable decrease in flu task throughout the initially 2 weeks of 2020.
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Flu infection task was widespread in almost every US area, with high degrees of task in 45 states as well as Puerto Rico Influenza An as well as flu B stress are around equivalent for the period in general, the CDC stated, however in current weeks there has actually been a boost in flu A. Influenza B infections are the most typically reported flu infections amongst youngsters, consisting of children, as well as young people as much as age 24, while flu A is most typically reported amongst individuals 25 to 64 as well as 65 as well as older.
There were 10 much more pediatric flu fatalities reported to the CDC recently, bringing the overall for the period to78