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Officials Warn Of Deadliest Flu Season On Record

10 Jan 2018 7:23 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

A total of 3,927 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported between October 1, 2017 and December 30, 2017. The overall hospitalization rate was 13.7 per 100,000 population. 


The highest rate of hospitalization was among adults aged ≥65 years (56.6 per 100,000 population), followed by adults aged 50-64 (15.4 per 100,000 population) and children aged 0-4 years (9.9 per 100,000 population). Among 3,927 hospitalizations, 3,538 (90.1%) were associated with influenza A virus, 363 (9.2%) with influenza B virus, 12 (0.3%) with influenza A virus and influenza B virus co-infection, and 14 (0.4%) with influenza virus for which the type was not determined.

More at source: CDC

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