Flu Is Still Killing People: Up to 4,000 Americans Per Week Dying From The Illness

The weather may be getting warmer, but the flu is still out there–and its killing people every single day.

According to Fortune Magazine, up to 4,000 Americans per week are dying from the dangerous respiratory infection. Many of these people are young children and the elderly. Some are completely healthy people.

This year’s flu is the worst in a decade, according to experts. The last time so many flu-related deaths occurred was in 2009-10, when everybody was panicking over the so-called “Swine Flu”, which this blogger came down with back then, and believe me, it was hell.

Medical professionals are still encouraging people to get the flu vaccine, although its widely reported to be limited in its effectiveness this season. But doctors say the vaccine could at least make your symptoms less severe if you have the misfortune of getting the flu, and potentially prevent you from being contagious to others.

Flu is a severe respiratory illness, but its the potentially lethal secondary infections that follow the flu, such as pneumonia, which can lead to death.

Peak Flu Season is ending but experts caution folks to keep washing their hands, OFTEN, and if you can’t do that, then keep some hand sanitizer nearby and use it. Also, avoid people who appear sick, as best you can.

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