Researchers have found that millions of dollars are wasted on flu drugs whose effectiveness is in doubt.
A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta indicates that younger Americans were especially affected by influenza this season.
The vaccination rate in the United States for the flu this season has been called disappointing.
Flu season is ramping up, with illness widespread in at least 35 states. That’s up from 25 in the previous week.
More children than ever are being vaccinated for the flu, but adults have a way to go.
Every flu season is different, but it typically begins in early October and November and peaks in December, January or February.
Nine more children or teens have died of the flu, bringing the nation’s total this flu season to 29, health officials reported Friday.
For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear.