Flu Kills 105 Children
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|Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:34pm|
From the Today Show:
Influenza has killed 105 children this year, federal officials reported on Friday, and almost none of them had been vaccinated against the virus.
That’s triple the number who died during last year’s flu season. But flu deaths fluctuate a lot and it’s not anywhere near the worst season for child deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in its weekly report on influenza.
They go on to say that of the children that died, 60% of them were at a higher risk for developing complications from the flu. The article also states that the flu vaccine worked better in children this year versus the elderly.
Any thoughts on these numbers?