Influenza Epidemic Has Hospitals Pulling Out ‘Surge’ Tents to Make Extra Space for Flu Patients

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Hospitalizations due to the flu have reached record levels this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday, straining supplies that were already in short supply.

This flu season has broken the record for number of people hospitalized per 100,000 set three years ago during another flu season dominated by a particularly dangerous strain called H3N2. About 710,000 people were hospitalized during that season. Continue reading.