More Baby Boomers Were Hospitalized for Flu This Year

June 6, 2014 9:23 PM

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More Baby Boomers Were Hospitalized for Flu This Year

This year's flu season brought lower rates of death and doctor's visits compared with last season, but a higher rate of flu-related hospitalizations among baby boomers, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

During the 2013 to 2014 flu season (which ran from about mid-November through mid-May), flu activity peaked in the United States during the last week of December, when 4.6 percent of doctor's visits were made by people suffering from flu-like symptoms, according to the report. In contrast, during th...

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