Flu season continues decline, 5 more children die

Flu season continues decline, 5 more children die
Posted at 2:03 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 10:16:38-05

ATLANTA (RNN) – America’s flu epidemic continues to improve, but remains deadly.

Flu activity was widespread in 34 states and Puerto Rico, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported for the week ending March 3. Activity was high in 21 states.

This flu season has been particularly hard on children. In the latest report, there were five more pediatric deaths, bringing the total to 119.

More than 24,000 flu-associated hospitalizations were reported nationwide between Oct. 1, 2017 and March 6.

The highest rate of hospitalization was among adults aged 65 and older, followed by adults aged 50-64 and children aged 0-4 years, the CDC reported.

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