Nearly two-thirds of patients hospitalized with flu, RSV, or COVID-19 received antibiotics, but they had a higher risk of death than those who didn't.
The loss of activity is equivalent to 15% of the US population becoming completely immobile for 1 day.
Adult COVID-19 patients also infected with the flu are 4 times more likely to need mechanical ventilation and 2.4 times more likely to die.
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The XBB Omicron variant is now dominant in the northeastern region. Meanwhile, flu activity is still high, but declined in most areas.
An earlier flu season does not necessarily mean more cases overall, experts who question the popular narrative say.
HHS is expanding access through stockpiles that had been reserved for use in a future flu pandemic.
By several measures—including hospitalization rates—flu activity declined last week after an unusually early surge to the influenza season.
The guidance prioritizes the treatment of flu in high-risk patients amid shortages of the generic antiviral drug.
The US, Canada, and Mexico confirm high flu levels, and 9 European countries are reporting widespread activity.
As the holidays approach, the flu surge continues, and tracking shows a fresh spike in COVID-19 markers.
Amid rising flu activity causing decade-high hospitalization rates, COVID-19 markers are also climbing.
As hospitalizations almost double, most states are experiencing high or very high flu levels.
Global flu activity rose in the first half of November, mainly due to rising levels in North America and parts of Europe.