Flu and related diseases have caused the death of more people in the last year. According to a CDC Report that was published recently, 80,000 people in the United States died of flu during the last winter. Although deaths due to flu are common in the country, the number has increased exponentially. It’s also the highest death toll during the time-span of 40 years. Such a higher death toll was found during the period of 1976 to 1977. These details were revealed in the report named Summary of the 2017-2018 Influenza Season. In this report, the agency has revealed detailed information about the disease and its impact.
It should be noted that the flu deaths going beyond 10000 is quite normal for the United States. Although the numbers have reached 56000 in the previous years, the jump to 80000 is quite threatening for officials themselves. Last Winter, however, the United States had to face the serious strike from the flu. Compared to the previous years, this was noted for higher rates of spreading and more cases of hospitalization. Young children and the elderly community were most affected by flu during this period, making them vulnerable and increasing the numbers like this.
Vaccination for flu was done in the previous year, but it was not completely effective. However, vaccination was one of the reasons why the virus did not go beyond the line and caused more deaths. The officials added that more people should take vaccinations against flu so that it would not be able to spread. It must be noted that Center for Disease Control does not have a specific record of the deaths and it admits the possibility of changes. However, the agency is sure that the numbers won’t be lower than the estimated 80000. The report means that people should start taking the case of flu more seriously.
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