Pediatrician: 'Flu just spread like wildfire'

From coast to coast, pediatricians in the United States say this year's flu season ranks among the toughest they've seen.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 53 pediatric flu-related deaths from October, when the season began, through January 27. The season blossomed all over the country more or less simultaneously.During the week ending January 27, the latest tracking data indicated that flu activity was still high and widespread across most of the nation and increasing overall. Hospitaliza...