The flu is on the rise and it has killed more than 200,000 people and infected 1.7 million more in the United States, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The numbers don’t include coronavirus infections.
The flu has infected 1 in 1,000 Americans, the CDC reported Thursday.
That’s up from an estimate of 1 in 9 in January and 1 in 5 in April.
The CDC reported that there are 2,037 confirmed cases of influenza, up from 1,636 confirmed cases in the month before.
That’s up by almost 200 percent compared with the month prior.
More than 3 million people were infected with the flu last month.
Flu season is typically the shortest period of time for influenza infections in the U.S., so people often avoid close contact with others, particularly at home.
For many, it’s not just about getting vaccinated, but about avoiding sharing personal data, including personal medical records and contact information.
“Flu vaccination is not a magic bullet.
The sooner people get vaccinated, the better,” CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said.
There are a few things that people can do to help protect themselves and their families from the virus.
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