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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hospitalization rates for people with influenza are the highest they have been in a decade, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday, urging people to get vaccinated and offering to assist states that may need additional support.
Dr. José Romero, head of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, added that the rising flu cases come amid ongoing pressure from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and COVID cases.