DENVER (AP) — A Colorado doctor says the state’s heavy flu season is far from finished, but might be near its peak.
The Denver Post reported Thursday that state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy says the latest numbers suggest the season could peak sometime this month.
Colorado has had three times its normal number of hospitalizations this flu season. Through last week, about 1,600 people in the state had been hospitalized with the flu.
Experts say a nasty strain of influenza that vaccines have trouble targeting is the cause of widespread flu seasons nationwide.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Debunking 5 viral rumors about Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser
- Robocalls flooding your cellphone? Here’s how to fight them
- Inside the elite prep-school world of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh, accuser
- Two women athletes were separately killed in Iowa. But only one suspect — a Mexican — inspired outrage.
- Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all WATCH
The flu generally kills a few dozen people in Colorado each year. The state does not track total flu deaths in real time, but Herlihy said no children have died from the flu so far this season.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com