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Epidemic Levels: Tens of Thousands Infected as this Year's Flu Vaccine Totally Ineffective


The 2017-2018 flu season has shown to be particularly nasty this year — in part, they believe, because of a less effective vaccine. Each month, flu cases have multiplied and the CDC has already warned this year's flu will be worst than the last. To date, 36 states are showing widespread influenza levels and many believe this season could easily reach epidemic levels.

Headlines across the country are indicative of epidemic fears

9 Texas schools have closed due to flu outbreaks this month

Several Tennessee schools closed due to the flu

Flu has sent more than three times the number of people to the hospital in Colorado than usual

The University of Chicago hospital is even taking steps to restrict visitors. In a recent article, the hospital "will not allow children under age 12 and those with a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or nasal congestion will not be allowed to visit patients.

U.S. not prepared for a flu pandemic, experts warn

Texas flu epidemic spreading rampantly

Severe flu brings medicine shortages, packed ERs and a rising death toll in California

An Ineffective Flu Shot Has Led to Health Concerns

The results of tests performed by public health laboratories, as well as the age group distribution of influenza positive tests, during the current week are summarized below.

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