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Flu Season Just Keeps Getting Worse

January 22, 2018

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Flu deaths surpassed the epidemic threshold at the end of December, with pediatric flu-related deaths also up, according to data from the CDC.

The CDC’s weekly FluView surveillance report found that pneumonia- and influenza-related mortality comprised 8.2% of all deaths in the last week of December. This was above the epidemic threshold of 7.1%.

Pediatric influenza-associated deaths were also up, from seven a week ago to 10 reported in this week’s data.

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