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Report: Flu-Related Deaths are Above Normal Nationally

Recent pneumonia- and influenza-related deaths have been above the epidemic threshold. Check the infographic below for more flu facts.


Earlier this month, health officials reported the first pediatric flu death in Virginia. Photo credit: sancarlos.patch.com
Earlier this month, health officials reported the first pediatric flu death in Virginia. Photo credit: sancarlos.patch.com

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In the third week of January, 8.1 percent of deaths reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were associated with pneumonia and the seasonal flu. That’s above the epidemic threshold for this time of the year, which is normally at 7.2 percent.

It marks the second week in a row that deaths connected to influenza were above normal.

Earlier this month, health officials reported the first pediatric flu death in Virginia.

About 2,800 people had influenza in the week ending Jan. 18, 2014.

Take a look at the infographic above, too.

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