According to Reuters, the CDC said that an estimated 69,000 to 84,000 Americans were hospitalized due to the flu in the last three months. The CDC estimates that the nation saw one of the worst flu outbreaks in nearly a decade during the 2017-2018 season, with more than 900,000 cases of hospitalizations and over 80,000 deaths. Health regulators have been trying to combat flu outbreaks in the United States and the FDA has approved the first new flu medication in nearly two decades last year.

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