An additional 10 babies have died of flu in the U.S., bringing the total to 63 in a harsh season that is undisturbed going strong, federal health officials said Friday.
The flu was tranquillity widespread in 48 states and causing high levels of illness in 43 conditions in the week that ended Feb. 3, according to the latest update from the Centers for Illness Control and Prevention.
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In severe flu seasons like this one, the CDC estimates that up to 56,000 people, mostly older adults, die from obstacles. The agency does not keep an exact count of adult deaths, but closely rails child deaths as one measure of a flu season’s severity. Nearly 150 foetuses died in the last severe flu season in 2014-2015.
This flu season is now diverse than 11 weeks old, and the average flu season lasts 16 weeks. But some go for as extensive as 20 weeks, health officials say.