Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This Year's Flu Season Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions

This Year's Flu Season Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions. "CDC came to that conclusion after its data revealed startling information, including the fact that nearly 7% of all deaths in the U.S. for the week ending Dec. 20 were due to pneumonia and influenza...In order to qualify as an epidemic, the number of deaths caused by the flu and pneumonia must reach the threshold of 6.8%."

"This year's most dominant strain is the H3N2, a type of flu that causes more hospitalizations and death. The CDC warned in early December that this year's flu season would be particularly bad because the vaccine it built for this season isn't tough enough to fight against the H3N2 strain."

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