80,000 deaths caused by flu last season, CDC says

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FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports—An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means it was the deadliest season in more than four decades — since 1976, the date of the first published paper reporting total seasonal flu deaths, said CDC Spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund. In previous seasons, flu-related deaths have ranged from a low of about 12,000 during the 2011-2012 season to a high of about 56,000 during the 2012-2013. […]

Flu season: Experts urge everyone to get vaccinated, citing 80,000 deaths last year. More than 80,000 Americans died of the flu last winter, double the estimated annual average and the highest number in over a decade, according to health officials. At least 180 children died from the flu, also a record high, and more than 900,000 people were hospitalized. Citing those numbers,...