(Atlanta, GA) — Just as the flu season is winding down, the CDC is warning that a second wave of the potentially deadly illness is spreading across the country. This time, the worrisome strain is Type B which the CDC says is now accounting for six out of ten flu cases. Influenza A is the more common type, responsible for 80-percent of the more than 26-thousand hospitalizations for the flu this season. Federal health officials say illness associated with the B strain can be just as severe, especially in young children. The CDC says 133 children have died of the flu since October.
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