Flu Season ‘a Bad One’ for Those 65 and Older

Flu Season ‘a Bad One’ for Those 65 and Older

We’re just halfway through the flu season and it’s already sent thousands of those age 65-plus to the hospital, as well as caused the deaths of 26 children, federal health officials reported.

“This year is shaping up to be a bad one, particularly for people 65 and older,” Thomas Frieden, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in a news conference. Hospitalization rates are already high for that age group and they’re “rising sharply,” he added.

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