U.S. Flu Epidemic Rises

February 24, 2008 by mimmson  
Filed under Flu Pandemic - National News

The USA’s flu epidemic continued to grow last week, with cases mounting in every state and a dozen new deaths among children, the government’s leading flu expert said Friday.

Altogether 22 children have died of flu so far, with widespread flu activity reported in 49 states, up from 44 last week, says Nancy Cox, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention influenza division. Only Florida is reporting regional flu activity for the week ending Feb. 16th, according to the CDC.

“Influenza activity has continued to increase, but not quite as dramatically as over the previous two weeks,” she said in her weekly flu update. “We’re within the normal parameters of what we’d expect for an influenza season.”

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