CDC declares season’s flu outbreak an epidemic


KGMI | Jan. 15, 2018

The Center for Disease Control reports this season’s flu outbreak is now considered an epidemic.

Every state except Hawaii is reporting widespread illness.

Seven children have died this past week, bringing the total to 20 children nationwide.

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Doctor Jen Ashton says the nationwide epidemic is the worst flu season since 2014-2015.

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