This year’s influenza outbreak is more intense than any since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, and is still getting worse. New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal what so many have suspected: This is the worst flu season in nearly a decade.
This season is now on track to equal or surpass the 2014-2015 flu season. CDC data indicates “the flu is still spreading wildly, with 49 of the 50 states reporting ‘widespread’ activity, and that more than eight percent of all deaths in this country are from the flu and pneumonia, the highest we’ve seen this winter.”
Influenza Outbreaks Are Increasing
This week, the deaths of seven children were reported to the C.D.C., bringing this season’s total to 37. In 2014-2015, there were 148 pediatric deaths. The elderly, ages 65+, are the most-likely to need hospitalization when catching the flu.
If you develop symptoms of influenza, which include fever and body aches, you should stop in at one of our Urgent Care Network locations ASAP. There is a medication that can be prescribed to treat influenza, but it must be started within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms in order to be effective.
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