CDC: More than 6 million people had the flu this season

CDC: More than 6 million people had the flu this season
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More than 6 million people have been sick with the flu this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday. 

Between Oct. 1 and Jan. 5, the CDC estimates that between 6.2 million and 7.3 million people have been sick with the flu. 

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About half of those people have been to the doctor as a result, while between 69,300 and 83,500 people have been hospitalized. 

The CDC hasn't released information about how many people have died from the flu, but there have been 16 flu-related pediatric deaths reported to the agency this season. 

According to the CDC, H1N1, or the swine flu, is the predominant strain this season.