By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
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]