Friday, January 26, 2018

Flu Hitting Baby Boomers Unusually Hard

Flu Season Rages On, Hitting Baby Boomers Unusually Hard
Rob Stein
The flu is hitting the 65-and-over age group hardest, but the next-hardest hit is the 50-to-64 age group. Usually, children are the second-hardest hit.

The reason is unclear. Jernigan says it may be because the strains of the flu to which baby boomers were exposed when they were young are different from the strains circulating this year, so they have less immunity.

Children are being affected, though. Seven more pediatric deaths from the flu were reported this week, bringing that total to 37.

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