CDC: Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high

January 30, 2015 9:55 PM

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NEW YORK – Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

About 198 out of every 100,000 people 65 and older have been hospitalized with flu-related illness this flu season. That’s roughly 86,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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