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CDC: Flu Has Now Killed 30 Kids

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The CDC's most recent report on the flu includes a grim stat that's climbing: As of the week ending Jan. 13, there have been 30 flu-associated pediatric deaths; that's up 10 from the week prior.

A graphic shows that's still a much lower count than in the three previous years—148 in 2014-2015, then 92 and 110—though the flu season doesn't officially end until May.

The Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report also noted the flu is widespread in every state but Hawaii, and Influenza A continues to be far more prevalent than B.

NBC News notes the CDC has referred to this flu season as the worst since 2014-2015.

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