Flu Hospitalizations Soar Among Older Adults, Report Finds

March 5, 2015 6:55 PM

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Flu Hospitalizations Soar Among Older Adults, Report Finds

This flu season has been particularly severe for older adults, with this age group experiencing the highest rate of hospitalizations in a decade, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Since October, the rate of flu hospitalizations among U.S. adults ages 65 and over has been 258 hospitalizations per 100,000 people, the report found. Previously, the highest rate was during the 2012 to 2013 flu season, when there were 183 flu hospitalizations per 100,000 people ages 65 and older, t...

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