US Flu Epidemic Update: All Red
January 18, 2013 - 1:12pm
We are not epidemiology experts, but something tells us the US flu epidemic is getting worse, not better. A week ago: And today (from Google): In other news, from USA Today: Flu activity remained high in the United States through Jan. 13 but is decreasing in some areas, numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday show. Twenty-nine children have died as a result of the flu since the season's start. Although there's no national reporting system for adult flu-related deaths, the CDC said that 8.3% of deaths reported in its 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System were due to pneumonia and influenza. That's above the epidemic threshold of 7.2%. The rate of deaths linked to pneumonia and flu the week before was 7.3%. Forty-eight states reported widespread geographic influenza activity, but the wave is beginning to wane in some areas, ...
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