As more and more people start to get their first vaccinations, there’s also been a shift in the way they view the flu.
This article explores how the flu is spreading and what is behind it.
By Katie BouldenThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded a dramatic increase in the number of flu cases and deaths across the country since January 1, according to data released today by the agency.
Flu deaths have increased by 4.6% since January, with an average of 10 per day for the past month.
The agency says that since the beginning of the year, more than 8,000 people have died of the flu, with another 8,300 hospitalized.
But the numbers don’t stop there.
In fact, according of the CDC, the overall number of people diagnosed with the flu rose by 18% in the past 12 months.
It is also rising among more young adults, with the CDC saying that the proportion of older adults diagnosed with flu has increased from 10% in 2014 to 19% in 2018.
Meanwhile, according the CDC data, the average age of flu vaccine recipients is up by 6.5 years.
So how are flu deaths increasing?
The CDC says the flu shot can be an important part of preventing flu, but also can cause side effects such as sore throats, coughs, and fatigue.
According to the CDC’s data, a majority of the people who died of flu in the first year after receiving the flu vaccine were between the ages of 45 and 59.
And in 2018, a study from the University of California found that flu shots were also associated with an increase in influenza-related hospitalizations.
In fact, the CDC found that for every 1,000 influenza shots given to a patient who was under the age of 60, there was an increase of 1.6 hospitalizations for flu.
While some of the recent increases in flu deaths have been attributed to the flu pandemic, the latest data also points to the continued decline in flu cases across the US.
According to a survey by the CDC released last month, the number a year ago of flu deaths nationwide has declined by almost 30% since the start of the pandemic in late 2015.
The US has had more flu cases than at any time since mid-2015, when there were 2.6 million confirmed cases.
However, the US has also seen a slight decrease in deaths, according a separate study released by the Centers for Diseases Control and the Prevention.
According the CDC and the World Health Organization, the most common causes of death in the US are pneumonia, influenza, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and respiratory infections.
The last time the number had fallen was in 2011, when 1.7 million deaths were recorded in the country.