Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 19th, 1998
According to Dr. Walter Orenstein, CDC, "The influenza clock is ticking; we just don't know what time it is ..."
For more than ten weeks in 1997, deaths from influenza and pneumonia exceeded epidemic proportions in 122 cities across the country. In California, flu-related illnesses hospitalized 50,000 Medicare recipients and ranked as the sixth leading cause of death among seniors. In 1998, many healthcare...
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