CDC: Child Influenza Death Toll Rises to 13

Breitbart | 1/7/2019 | Staff
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Thirteen children have died from the influenza virus this flu season, according to the latest statistics released from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The latest CDC report noted that ten girls and three boys died of the flu as of December 29, and 24 states reported “widespread” activity.

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This flu season has seen an increase in people seeking medical care for influenza-like illnesses, as outpatient health care provider visits in the U.S. increased to 4.1 percent, according to the data.

But the CDC says that part of the increase in visits for flu-like symptoms is due partly to “a reduction in routine healthcare visits during the winter holidays, as has occurred during previous seasons.”

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