Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children
NEW YORK (AP) — The past flu season was the deadliest for U.S. children in nearly a decade, health officials said Friday.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they had received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since October. That surpasses the 2012-2013 flu season, when there were 171. An average season sees about 110.
There were more deaths in 2009-2010, but that was when a rare flu pandemic occurred involving a new strain. More than 300 children died that season.