Flu Reaches Epidemic Level In U.s.: Cdc Says

Flu Epidemic

(Reuters) - Influenza has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with 7.3 percent of deaths last week caused by pneumonia and the flu, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

Sections:  news   u.s.   
  • US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged
    Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
  • Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens
    Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans got infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market. In a small study of four patients who caught the new H7N9 virus, Chinese scientists compared swabs from birds at live markets in eastern China to virus samples from patients. More
  • BadNews bug hits Android app store
    Security researchers have identified 32 separate apps on Google Play that harboured a bug called BadNews. On infected phones, BadNews stole cash by racking up charges from sending premium rate text messages. More
  • WHO data on bird flu raises new questions about human transmission
    More than 50 percent of patients infected with a new type of bird flu in China had no contact with poultry, the World Health Organization said on Friday, further raising questions about whether the virus was transmitted between humans. More
  • New strain of bird flu virus kills 14 people in China
    China reported another death and three new infections from a new strain of avian influenza known as H7N9 on Monday, bringing the total death toll to 14 and the number of infections to 63, the official Xinhua News Agency said. More
  • Forbes’ Time Line Of The Coronavirus
    The coronavirus (COVID-19), which originated in China at the end of 2019, has since rapidly spread and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Here is a time line of events so far ...
    03/25/2020 - 11:43 am | View Link
  • Trudeau: 'If people do not respect the measures, we will put stricter measures in place'
    Ottawa could see as many as 4,000 new COVID-19 cases a day if the pandemic reaches its peak, the city’s Medical Officer of Health ... The province will lower rates for approximately 45 days. -U.S.
    03/24/2020 - 5:28 am | View Link
  • Coronavirus: Government to pay up to 80% of workers' wages
    The government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic, in a radical move aimed at protecting people's jobs. It will pay 80% of salary for staff who are kept on ...
    03/20/2020 - 11:50 am | View Link
  • 140 dead in US, Italy coronavirus fatalities continue to soar
    An outbreak of the novel coronavirus that began in China about three months ago has now infected more than 9,345 people across all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. COVID-19, a ...
    03/19/2020 - 1:14 pm | View Link
  • Candidate’s father contracts CORONAVIRUS — DAYCARES ordered to close — WELD drops out
    Coronavirus testing locations: Drive-thru testing has begun in Massachusetts, but many require appointments, prescription from doctor,” by Michael Bonner, MassLive.com: “As the coronavirus pandemic ...
    03/19/2020 - 1:13 am | View Link
  • More


Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More U.s. News