• U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

    5 days ago - By Web MD

    As of Jan. 5, 15 states and New York City were reporting high flu activity, and it was widespread in 30 states.
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  • CDC estimates 6-7 million people have gotten flu this season

    CDC estimates 6-7 million people have gotten flu this season

    5 days ago - By Healio

    An estimated 6 million to 7 million Americans have been sickened with influenza during the current flu season, and more than 83,000 may have been hospitalized, the CDC reported today.
    It was the first time the CDC released illness estimates from the current season.
    “Each year seasonal flu places a significant burden on the health of people in the United States. These new in-season estimates fill out the picture of the burden,” the agency said.
    The estimates are based on adjusted rates of laboratory-confirmed, influenza-associated hospitalizations taken from the Influenza
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  • The Flu Is Widespread in the U.S., and It's Not Too Late to Get Vaccinated

    5 days ago - By NY Times

    In the last three months, 6 to 7 million people have caught the flu, and the season isn't over yet.
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  • US flu season appears milder, one year after brutal one

    5 days ago - By ABC News

    Officials the current flu season is shaping up to be milder, after last year's brutal one
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  • Flu Season Is Picking Up. Here's How Many People Have Already Gotten Sick

    5 days ago - By Time

    As many as 7.3 million people have already gotten the flu this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's first real-time flu severity estimates.
    Though the flu is now widespread in about half of states, the 2018-2019 season got off to a relatively mild start, at least compared to the severe 2017-2018 season. Still, the CDC's numbers show that influenza has already affected large numbers of Americans. The agency estimates that between 6.2 and 7.3 million people had been sick with the flu as of Jan. 5, and about half of them had seen a doctor because of it. As...
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  • 7 million Americans have the flu - but it is MUCH less deadly than last year, CDC reveals

    7 million Americans have the flu - but it is MUCH less deadly than last year, CDC reveals

    5 days ago - By Daily Mail

    Experts say the promising news is that the flu shot appears much more effective at fending off infection this year, so they urge as many people to get it as soon as possible.
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