Flu cases double last year’s total, CDC says

More than 7,000 cases of influenza have been confirmed in the U.S. so far this flu season — more than double the number this time last year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Most vulnerable to serious flu complications are older adults, very young children, pregnant women and people with certain long-term health conditions, the Chicago Tribune reported

The latest death attributed to the flu was a woman from Arizona. Her case increased the influenza death toll to eight adults nationwide.

This season so far, Oklahoma has seen two fatalities from influenza, while five deaths related to the flu were reported in North Carolina.

Ninety percent of U.S. states report some type of local, regional or widespread flu activity, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing the CDC. 

The flu is now widespread in four states: Georgia, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Massachusetts,…

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