MONTGOMERY — The flu period is continuing to hit southern states difficult as influenza starts to spread across the nation.
The flu year got off to an early start out in the Deep South. The most modern weekly flu report from the Facilities for Illness Command and Avoidance finds large levels of flu-like ailment in 19 states, which include most southern states.
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Ga, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington are the states reporting large amounts of flu.
The CDC estimates that so much this year there have been at the very least 3.seven million flu sicknesses, 32,000 hospitalizations and one,800 deaths from flu. So much in the 2019-2020 flu period, CDC has claimed 19 flu-associated deaths between small children.
Illness are mainly getting prompted by influenza B/Victoria viruses, which is uncommon for this time of year since Sort B does not typically develop into commonplace right until afterwards in the flu year.
CDC officials say it’s not way too late to get vaccinated. They say the flu vaccine is the ideal way to stop flu and its difficulties.