WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Health & Fitness News

WJBD - Health & Fitness News - Flu Season: Is the Worst Behind Us?

Flu Season: Is the Worst Behind Us?

Digital Vision/Thinkstock

(WASHINGTON) -- Influenza activity remains elevated across the nation and is still above epidemic threshold. However, similar to last week, this one was marked by continued decreases in flu activity – and these decreases in activity were seen in nearly every area of the country.

The number of states experiencing widespread geographic influenza activity dropped to 38, down from 42 last week.

Of all flu-related hospitalizations, more than half are among patients 65 years of age and older.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 14 more pediatric deaths associated with influenza this week. Most of these deaths were from earlier weeks, but were just now reported. The total for the season so far is now 59.

The percentage of overall deaths attributable to pneumonia and influenza fell to 9 percent, down from 9.4 percent last week.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

See other Health news:

Scientists Rush to Finish Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit Before World Cup
Parents Stunned by ‘Big and Beautiful’ 14-Pound Newborn
Kids Act Out More When They Bite Their Food Instead of Chew It
Does Pot Smoking Ruin Your Heart?
Man Aims to Change Cancer Experience for Young Adults




Loyal Listener Club

Club Login

Follow Us At

This Site logo