According to the US Top Infectious Disease Doctor, this flu season is one of the worst in decades.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said that while it is difficult to expect how flu is going to happen, the spell is still as serious as that for the 2017-2018 flu, which, permitting from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was the worst one in more than four decades.
At least 2,900 people in the U.S. have died of flu in this influenza season, according to data published by the CDC on Friday. That is almost 800 deaths more than the prediction of last week.
Grip besides influenza hospitalization has also increased sharply since the season started in October. At least 6.4 million influenza and 55,000 hospitalizations were estimated for the CDC.
Fauci said that this abrupt increase in flu action might shortly revert if the period would not finish so severe.
Until now, the flu is crossing the record of year 2015 and is moving toward another high and deadly record of 2018 season.
In this season, the number of deaths among the young children has been especially high. At this point in the season, that is the most deaths since the CDC started to monitor them 17 years ago.
The influenza B, the dominant strain this season, was one of the reasons why children are so severe this season. Compared to grip A, influenza B is relatively stable and does not change so many adults are immune from earlier in life infections.
Thus, the CDC counsels everybody of an age more than six months for getting an influenza injection, although the flu season is now well underway. So that such situations can be avoided in the future.