This flu season has been shaping up as being among the one which is the most difficult one for this decade as per a top doctor in the United States.
The doctor named Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that currently it is impossible to predict how the season is eventually going to play out but the season thus far looks like it is on track to be as severe as the season of 2017-18 had been which was termed as the deadliest in the last four decades by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.
Fauci has said that the initial indicators have suggested this to not be a great season and it to be one of the worst.
As of now, there have been a minimum of 2,900 people in United States who have been estimated to have been dead due to the disease as per the data which had been released on this Friday by the CDC. This is over 800 people more dead than the estimated.
The cases of flu and the hospitalizations which have happened because of it have been rising in a sharp manner too as the season had begun in the month of October. There is an estimate that there was a minimum of 6.4 million illnesses due to flu leading to hospitalizations of 55,000.
Fauci has further said that there are chances that this rise in the activity might reverse soon which would mean that the season is not going to be as severe.
He says that if things don’t change though, they could be in for one of the most difficult years in the history of this illness.