CDC: This Flu Season Worst Since 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic


Federal health officials warned Friday that this year’s flu outbreak is more severe than any other since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, and that its intensity is still increasing.

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a phone call with reporters that the number of people experiencing flu-like symptoms is increasing. Hospitalizations for influenza are also rising.

The deaths of seven children from the flu were reported to the CDC this week, bringing the total number of child deaths this flu season to 37, CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said.

Read more at The Hill.



  1. I’m not in the least bit concerned. I took the flu shot, so I’m guaranteed protection. I’ll sleep like a baby tonight. To all those who didn’t get the flu shot, na na na na na na na na.


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