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2019–2020 Flu Season on Track to Be Especially Severe, New CDC Data Suggests

2019–2020 Flu Season on Track to Be Especially Severe, New CDC Data Suggests
01/06/2020
time.com

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Time.com

The current flu season is on track to be one of the worst in years, Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN.

CNN reports that Fauci says the 2019-2020 flu season is on track to be as severe as the 2017-2018 season, which was the deadliest in at least a decade.

New data from the CDC released on Friday estimates that so far this season, at least 6.4 million people have caught the flu, 55,000 people have been hospitalized and 2,900 people have died — 800 more people then were estimated the week before.

Twenty-seven of those deaths were children.

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