The number of children who have died from the flu is now up to 30 as public health officials attempt to manage a busy flu season. Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 20 pediatric deaths as a result of the flu, which is considered widespread in 49 states and Puerto Rico. Dan

Jernigan, the director of the Influenza Division of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, warned this flu season is very active and was “probably peaking” last week. The CDC’s most recent statistics for the week ending Jan. 13 also revealed the hospitalization rate for the flu is 31.5 per 100,000 people, up from 22.7 the week before. READ MORE