As of Oct. 23, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 973 cases of EV-68 in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »
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Flu season is at its peak in February, and it’s expected to last well into the spring months. This season has been particularly bad – according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), flu deaths have risen dramatically since mid-January, especially among young and middle-aged adults and children.
The most common virus this year is H1N1, responsible for the global pandemic in 2009.
“Everyone seems to know that the elderly are particularly vulnerable, but so too are children,” says William Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatrician at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “Severe complications are most common in children under age 2, and all children ages 6 months and older should be immunized.”