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.
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,…