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This year’s influenza outbreak is increasing nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reports more than 6,400 confirmed cases and 24 states with widespread flu activity through December 29.
“You cannot get the flu from the flu shot…”
The 2017-2018 flu season was the most deadly in decades with more than 80,000 deaths, including over 170 pediatric flu deaths. There have been 13 influenza-associated pediatric deaths during the current season.
Infectious disease expert David Cennimo of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School discusses this year’s flu season and how you can protect yourself:
Source: Rutgers University