U.S. government shutdown would shutter CDC's flu tracking program

CHICAGO (Reuters) - If the U.S. Senate fails to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be forced to suspend its seasonal flu program as the nation faces one of the worst flu seasons in several years. According to a contingency plan released by the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC’s flu tracking program would be suspended in the event of a shutdown if the Senate does not pass a stopgap spending measure by the midnight...