NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) — CNBC on Friday cited data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. revealed that the United States is facing the highest rate of flu-related hospitalizations in more than a decade. Children and the elderly are most at risk.
The report states that influenza and RSV virus (RSV) or common viruses that cause respiratory diseases Decreased during the pandemic of the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) due to the implementation of many preventive measures such as wearing masks. and social distancing But when people started to return to normal life and socialize without masks. So the virus is back to spread again.
At least 1.6 million people in the United States were sick with the flu during this year’s flu season. There were 13,000 hospitalizations and 730 deaths.
The report revealed that the United States now has about three people hospitalized for flu for every 100,000 flu cases, the highest rate since 2010.
In addition, the current rate of hospitalization due to the flu is almost five times higher than in the pre-pandemic 2019 flu season.