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It’s early in the flu season, but it’s shaping up to be a nasty one – USweekly


The U.S. is entering peak flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 650,000 people worldwide could die from complications of the flu.

Earlier this month, 3-year-old Rami Ibrahim had a flare up of asthma, but he didn’t improve with treatment.

“He had a minor cough but he thought it was his asthma,” said his mother, Dania Shaban. “So it wasn’t anything that was shouting out this is the flu for him.”

The diagnosis was flu, and the virus was attacking his lungs, causing him to spend a week in intensive care.

“He was sedated, he had a tube down his throat, he had a tube in his nose, he had three or four IVs,” said Shaban.

It’s very early in the flu season but it’s shaping up to be a nasty one. Texas is one of 23 states already seeing high flu activity, more than double the number from the week before.

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