Flu season: Why are people dying from it?

So far in the 2017-2018 season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 63 pediatric deaths. This compares to 110 deaths in 2016-2017, 93 in 2015-2016 and 148 in 2014-2015.

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The CDC does not know how many deaths are caused overall from the seasonal flu because, among other reasons, flu-related deaths happen a few weeks after someone is infected and are often caused by a secondary illness or a pre-existing condition. From the 2010-2011 to the 2013-2014 seasons, the CDC gives a range of 12,000 (during the 2011-2012 season) to 56,000 (2012-2013) deaths.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/02/10/why-people-outside-high-risk-groups-dying-flu/326789002/

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