10 more children died this week from the flu, bringing this flu season total to 63.
Federal officials say that this season is on pace to break records, but should not be considered a pandemic, but rather a relatively bad season. What has made it unique was that the flu struck almost all of the country at once, when normally it comes in waves.
Hospitalizations are at their highest since the CDC changed their method of recording them in 2010. In addition to vaccinations, officials urge people to go to the doctor once they see some symptoms. “If it looks like the flu, it probably is,” one official said.