Saturday, February 17, 2018

84 Pediatric deaths from flu this season/ it is looking much like the 2014-5 season/ CDC

"What's interesting about this season, however, is that while persons 65 years and older are always most affected in terms of rates of hospitalization, children aged 0-4 years (who are normally the group with the second highest hospitalization rate) are not. Rates of hospitalization in children are either similar to or lower than those of prior seasons...As of early February, CDC reports that there have been 63 pediatric deaths to date. As I noted, this is not out of proportion to what has been seen in prior seasons. "

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