CDC Reports Flu Activity Widespread In 43 States
This number is an increase over last week's count of 36 states.
Flu Widespread In 43 U.S. States: CDC Report
Flu is widespread in 43 U.S. states, up from 36 states in the prior week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Monday. Six children died from the flu during the last full week in December, bringing the total flu deaths to 21 this season, the report showed. (Steenhuysen, 1/5)
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