Flu striking older Americans at highest pace on record, CDC says

January 30, 2015 9:57 PM

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A flu outbreak that already has killed at least 61 children is simultaneously slamming older Americans at a record clip, federal officials said Friday.

The flu hospitalization pace for people 65 and older is the highest since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking such data in 2005. During this flu season, 198 out of every 100,000 people aged 65 and up have been admitted to hospitals with flu. The previous high, 183 per 100,0...

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