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8 people died in Taiwan due to flu in 1 week, death toll now at 34 in the last 4 months


A total of eight people died of seasonal influenza in Taiwan in a span of 1 week according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), reported by Central News Agency.


This records brings the death toll to 34 since Oct. 1, 2019. Some patient encountered severe flu that leads to cardiac arrest to old patients.

From Jan. 5 to Jan. 11, a total of 124,118 people sought medical treatment for flu-like symptoms at hospitals and clinics, according to CDC statistics.

80 percent were diagnosed with flu Type A H1N1 virus. A doctor noted that none of the eight individuals who died had been vaccinated against flu.


The CDC estimates that flu season will reach its peak before the Lunar New Year break from Jan. 23-29 in 2020.



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