Severe Influenza Season of 2017-2018 is a Somber Reminder of Why Flu is One of the World’s Greatest Public Health Challenges, according to CDC

As of January 27, the CDC reports 16 additional pediatric deaths related to the flu, which brings the total number of pediatric deaths to 53 for the 2017-18 season. Since the flu season typically lasts until March and can go as late as May, it is expected that this number will continue to climb.