20 Jan 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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