The US is under the influence of a virus called H3N2. In the third week of January, over 4,000 people lost their lives due to influenza and pneumonia, and 63 of them are children. Experts say it will be a very vicious disease epidemic, saying that the disease is worse than the 2009 and 2010 swine flu epidemic.
In the US, the most serious flu epidemic has occurred in the past 15 years!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the epidemic could last for a few more weeks and that the infectious strain could not be ruled out.
CDC Director Anne Schuchat explained about the flu epidemic in the country.
Schuchat said that 4,464 people lost their lives due to the flu, along with pneumonia, during the third week of January this year. 63 of these people are children.
"It will be a very difficult disease season, and we do not know when it will end," Schuchat said, revealing the seriousness of the epidemic.
"There is a lot to learn about the outbreak, the final warning in terms of not seeing how intense a crow can be.
According to the report of the US government, the flu epidemic is worse than the 2009 and 2010 swine flu epidemic. It also said that it sold some of the flu medicines in pharmacies and that consumption in some states is 6 times higher than last year.