EPIDEMIC: Flu Widespread In 41 States And 2,257 People Have Been Hospitalized, Even People Who Get The Flu Shot Can Get Sick,18 Children Dead; ‘Still Accelerating’, H1N1 Flu Deaths in China; 1 Million Treated In Week…
January 6th, 2013
2,257 people have been hospitalized since the start of flu season
Three-fourths of those with symptoms say the were not vaccinated
41 states have reported cases
The U.S. has been hit with a particularly aggressive early flu season this year with widespread reports of the illness across the country, hospitalizing 2,257 people and leaving 18 children dead before the end of 2012.
And health officials say the numbers haven’t even peaked yet.
‘I think we’re still accelerating,’ Tom Skinner, a Center for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman, told reporters.
The latest figures from the CDC show 29 states and New York City reporting high levels of flu activity, up from 16 states and New York City just one week prior.