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  • #76
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...aths-last-week

    Flu Is Causing 1 in 10 American Deaths and Climbing

    This year’s epidemic may be killing 4,000 people every week.

    The levels of influenza-like illnesses being reported now are as high as the peak of the swine flu epidemic in 2009, and exceed the last severe seasonal flu outbreak in 2003 when a new strain started circulating, said Anne Schuchat, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s acting director. Swine flu, which swept the globe in 2009 and 2010, sickened 60.8 million Americans, hospitalized 274,304 and killed 12,469, according to CDC data. Deaths from the current outbreak will likely far outstrip those of the 2009-2010 season.

    “This is a difficult season, and we can’t predict how much longer the severe season will last,” she said. “I wish there was better news, but everything we are looking at is bad news.”
    Pete (shudders)

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    • #77
      It was the worst flu I've ever experienced. It was akin to the swine flu from years ago.

      And the company I work for taught me that I should come to work sick.
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      • #78
        MUNCIE, Ind. -- A Muncie, Ind. family is devastated after finding their 3-year-old daughter dead days after she was sent home from the hospital with flu-like symptoms.
        http://abc7chicago.com/health/3-year...ptoms/3076622/
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        • #79
          (Reuters) - Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks.
          https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-officia...232132121.html
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          • #80
            At least two coworkers of mine have confirmed flu right now. One guy has the A strain. I don't know about the other. There are two others who are ill. The guy with the A strain is in the office today. Sigh. I really don't want to get sick again.

            ALBANY, NY (WTNH/WTEN) – Flu season is winding down, but the Centers for Disease Control is warning of a second wave, Flu Virus B, which is happening right now.
            http://wkbn.com/2018/03/26/cdc-warns...happening-now/
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