Published in Vaccine Weekly, February 17th, 1997
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, said flu activity this season peaked in the week ended January 4, 1997, with 38 states reporting widespread or epidemic activity.
Two weeks later, the number had declined to 31 states.
Final death figures were not available, but as of January 18, 1997, the estimate was 8.6 percent of cases resulting in death. Flu is usually most dangerous to the elderly or people with other...
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