CDC: Now 30 children dead in nationwide flu outbreak; Tennessee "High" flu activity


The Center for Disease Control (CDC) said 30 children have now died in a nationwide flu outbreak.

The CDC released it's new report on Friday. Tennessee remains reported with "high" flu activity.

The flu is now widespread in 49 states, all expect Hawaii. In Tennessee, three children and a pregnant woman were killed from the flu, the Tennessee Department of Health said. Recently, a third-grader in Alabama also lost her life to the flu.

The H3N2 is the dominant strain this season, the CDC said.

Meanwhile, a Metro Nashville Health Department's spokesman said the number of flu-like illness that's been seen in the ER has doubled ever since mid to late November. The TDOH urges residents older than 6-months to get a flu vaccine.

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