For Week #6 Flu & ILI Increased for the 4th Week with 14 Pediatric Deaths ReportedJenny Abercrombie
Although most eyes are laser-focused on the COVID-19, Flu activity remains a far greater threat to North America and other countries outside the China region at this time. Flu activity increased again with hospitalizations for children & young adults higher than other recent flu seasons. Pediatric deaths total 92 for the season, with 14 of those deaths reported this week although adult deaths are below the epidemic threshold. This season is considered a bad one as far as numbers of ILI & Flu cases.