CDC: Flu season shaping up to be ‘worse than average’

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, talked about the current influenza season "... it’s shaping up to be a worse than average season and a bad season particularly for the elderly.”

... in seasons when H3N2 is the predominant strain, this season for example, seasonal influenza always takes the heaviest toll on seniors.

“Hospitalization rates increased sharply in people 65 last week and over and this week hospitalization rates for people 65 and older increased sharply again. Going up to a rate of 82 per 100,000, which is really quite a high rate.”

The CDC estimates that 90 percent of flu-related deaths are in people 65 and older.

If you haven't had your flu shot, get it now. Be sure to get the version especially for seniors.

Views: 263

Replies to This Discussion

Seniors with flu - go to doctor immediately!

Half of confirmed flu cases are in people 65 and older, and about 90% of people who die from flu are elderly, officials said.

In response to a dramatic spike in hospitalizations of older people, the feds are urging sick people to seek treatment right away and are taking unusual steps to make more flu medicine available. [emphasis mine]

Flu bug hits U.S. seniors in half of all cases

RSS

About

line

Update Your Membership :

Membership

line

line

Nexus on Social Media:

line

Latest Activity

Loren Miller posted a status
"About to enjoy an evening of music with Richard Starkey. "You know it don't come easy!""
4 hours ago
Loren Miller posted a status
"About to enjoy an evening of music with Richard Starkey. "You know it don't come easy!""
4 hours ago
Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
5 hours ago
Bertold Brautigan replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
6 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
7 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Raine's discussion I am afraid to die. Help!
7 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion GOP Embraces Blatant Lies and Deranged Role Model
7 hours ago
Tom Sarbeck replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion GOP Embraces Blatant Lies and Deranged Role Model in the group No Nonsense
7 hours ago

© 2018   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: The Nexus Group.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service