Flu Cases in the US Are Facing a 23 Percent Increase Compared to 2020

Flu Cases in the US Are Facing a 23 Percent Increase Compared to 2020
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The influenza virus is known to cause a lot of infections across various parts of the world. Dealing with it isn’t easy, and it even happens likewise sometimes even if you’re living in the USA. As a new article from The Hill informs us, the USA has been dealing with 23 percent more flu infections this year compared to 2020’s influenza season.

Las Vegas is the market area with the most flu activity for the week of Oct. 3, and the explanation is simple: tourist attractions, according to Walgreens.

Walgreens also wrote the following, as cited by The Hill:

It’s early in the flu season, and flu activity remains low compared to a normal flu season, but the Centers for Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend getting a flu shot by the end of October and before flu spreads in local communities.

According to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than 2,000 Americans were found to have the influenza virus in the current year, as of April. More precisely, the data came from clinical laboratory results and also public health laboratories.

As for the same time last year, over 290,000 people tested positive for the influenza virus.

Here’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has to say about the flu on the agency’s official website:

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Taking good care of our health is crucially important. Unless you believe in reincarnation, you should agree on the fact that we live only once.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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