Flu Season Worse For Elderly

According to Dr. Lyn Finelli, a flu specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season is extremely dangerous for the elderly. This year’s flu season will go down in history as one of the worst seasons ever, but now experts say the flu is beginning to normalize except in older adults. “The numbers for hospitalizations are extremely high in the elderly. In fact, they are the highest we have had since surveillance began in 2005,” said Dr. Finelli. According to statistics the flu is still considered widespread in 38 states but has decreased in severity. More here

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