Health care system reels following intense flu season
Although most people recover from the virus on their own or with basic care, some develop serious complications that land them in the hospital.
The burden of this year's influenza season — which struck the Chattanooga region, like most of the nation, early and hard — is evident in its toll on the health care system.
Nationwide, hospitalization rates for the flu are the highest since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began collecting such data in 2003.
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