The Flu Has Officially Become An Epidemic In The USA: CDC Warns About Most Common Symptoms
January 16, 2018
According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over half of the regions in the United States have reported high flu activity within the first week of the year. As a result, the CDC is now officially calling the flu an epidemic.
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Towards the end of 2017, 7 percent of the deaths that occurred were due to pneumonia and influenza. This was according to the data made available by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in January. So far, 20 influenza-related deaths have been recorded during the flu season.