Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Flu continues to spread misery at epidemic levels across the United States, but there are some signs it is starting to wane, federal officials said on Friday.
But it's killed at least 45 children, many of them previously healthy kids, and continues to put many elderly people into the hospital. Last flu season, the illness took 34 lives.
The weekly report on influenza-like illness from the CDC shows flu is active in all 50 states, including New York.
After nearly 100 years, researchers could be on the verge of finding a vaccine that would eradicate tuberculosis infections, a scourge that kills 1.4 million people a year.
Global health experts are eagerly awaiting clinical trial results, expected early next week, of the first new vaccine in 90 years designed to prevent tuberculosis infections.
While it might not prove effective, it will bring scientists much closer to creating a new generation of TB vaccines.