NATIONAL -- Flu infections are spiking across the U.S., according to the CDC. Sparking a second wave of high activity and severe infections. Oregon is among the 32 states reporting they're being hit hard.
The CDC estimates since October first there's been as many as 26 million illnesses related to the flu There were about 350,000 hospitalizations and 31,000 deaths. Out of those deaths, 64 were children.
CDC officials say it's never too late to get vaccinated and the flu vaccination is your best defense for protection.