US reports 100 pediatric flu deaths this season
There have been at least 25 million illnesses, 280,000 hospitalisations, and 17,000 deaths from flu his season in the US, according to CDC estimates.
Nearly 4,000 people were hospitalised due to flu in the US in the latest week ending January 21, CDC data showed. Six influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in this week, Xinhua news agency reported.
The CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months and above get an annual flu vaccine as long as flu activity continues.
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