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US reports 100 pediatric flu deaths this season

Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) The US has reported a total of 91 pediatric flu deaths so far this season, according to the latest data released on Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

There have been at least 25 million illnesses, 280,000 hospitalisations, and 17,000 deaths from flu his season in the US, according to CDC estimates.

Nearly 4,000 people were hospitalised due to flu in the US in the latest week ending January 21, CDC data showed. Six influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported in this week, Xinhua news agency reported.

The CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months and above get an annual flu vaccine as long as flu activity continues.



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