Category Archives: flu

This flu season is the worst in nearly a decade — and it’s not getting better

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February 9, 2018  USA Today

Flu is now sickening and hospitalizing Americans at rates not seen in nearly a decade, and the season is still getting worse, federal health officials said Friday.    Continue reading This flu season is the worst in nearly a decade — and it’s not getting better

Tough flu season could kill tens of thousands

Health Care

January 30, 2018  The Hill

Millions of Americans are suffering from the influenza virus in what public health experts say is an unusually active and dangerous flu season, the result of several distinct strains of a disease that are likely to kill tens of thousands in the United States. Continue reading Tough flu season could kill tens of thousands

Flu-pocalypse? Why scientists are scrambling to make a ‘universal influenza vaccine’

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January 16, 2018  Fox Business

Flu season is already shaping up to be one of the worst seasons in over a decade, claiming the lives of nearly 20 children across the U.S. and 7% of senior deaths over the last month, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading Flu-pocalypse? Why scientists are scrambling to make a ‘universal influenza vaccine’