Severe flu epidemic wanes: CDC

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-02-28
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The number of severe flu cases around Taiwan is expected to decline over 6738133the next two weeks because the influenza epidemic is waning, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Sunday.

A total of 961 severe influenza-related cases have been recorded by health authorities since last July, representing the most severe flu season over the past five years, according to the CDC.

A total of 69 of those patients have died of influenza-related illnesses during the epidemic, said CDC Director-General Steve Kuo, citing CDC statistics.

Local media have carried stories about a sharp increase in the number of flu-stricken people seeking treatment at hospital emergency rooms last week, straining the country’s medical resources.     [FULL  STORY]

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