CDC: Number of flu-related pediatric deaths rises to 20

Two children die from the flu in Kentucky

And some hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area are limiting visitors under the age of 16 as a precaution, since young people can be more vulnerable to effects of the flu. "There's lots of flu in lots of places", said Daniel Jernigan, director of CDC's influenza division. "Today alone we've seen 5-6 Tamiflu prescriptions come in and last flu season between October to January we filled only two Tamiflu prescriptions so a huge increase this year".

In addition, the rate at which Americans are being hospitalized for the flu nearly doubled in the last week, to 22.7 for every 100,000 hospitalizations, according to the CDC. "If we look at similar seasons, there's at least 11 to 13 more weeks of influenza to go".

Seven children died from the flu last week, bringing the total pediatric flu deaths reported to the CDC this season up to 20.

Federal health officials cite the bad winter weather, holiday travel and the severe H3N2 strain for the high number of hospitalizations in the state and nationwide.

The data suggest this season is closely tracking the 2014-2015 flu season, when H3N2 was also dominant, Jernigan said. But the overall hospitalization rate then was even higher, nearly 30 per 100,000 people for the same time frame.

The CDC cautioned Friday that we could still have three months left in flu season. "At this point, [the current season] does not appear to be as severe", he said.

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There are indications that the H1N1 virus, which caused the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic but is now a regular human flu virus, is also starting to show up, Jernigan said.

Dossey said that like other hospitals across the state, Cullman Regional is discouraging people from visiting patients at the hospital. That being said, the CDC still said getting a flu shot is one of the best steps you should take.

It's no secret by now that the flu vaccine is not a good match with the H3N2 flu strain that is dominating the season.

The flu has hit California so hard this season, pharmacies have run out of medicine to treat it, emergency rooms are packed and the death toll is rising.

According to CDC director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, "While our flu vaccines are far from ideal, they are the best way to prevent getting sick from the flu, and it is not too late to get one".

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