Flu still on the rise, hospitalizations high, CDC says

Flu season on track to break records, the CDC said Friday. The agency reported that an additional 10 children have died from the flu this season while flu-related hospitalizations for the fifth week of 2018 rose to about 60 people per every 100,000.

"We may be on track to break some recent records," Dr. Anne Schuchat added while releasing the latest data. Flu-related hospitalizations rose to about 60 people out of every 100,000 in the fifth week of 2018, the CDC said Friday in its weekly surveillance report. That's higher than last week, when the rate was 51 per every 100,000, and higher than during the fifth week of the 2014-15 season, wh...