It Doesn't Look Like Flu Season is Over Just Yet

March 11, 2019

Flu season is still going strong and a second wave of severe infections is striking some states, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We're still having flu. And we're still seeing a steady stream of patients who are being admitted to hospital with influenza," says Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Nine children died of flu-related causes during the week ending March 2, bringing the total to 64 deaths for the season. The CDC also recorded roughly 37 hospitalizations per 100,000 people during the week ending March 2.