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Flu season is not going away quietly although it nears finish line


Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received. An overview of the CDC influenza surveillance system, including methodology and detailed descriptions of each data component, is available at Influenza activity remains elevated in the United States. Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, influenza A(H3N2), and influenza B viruses continue to co-circulate.

This flu season of 2019 won’t go away quietly.

Centers of Disease Prevention & Control says medical visits’ percentage for symptoms of flu ending March 16  was 4.4% above 2.2% of baseline.

Since beginning of CDC tracking 20 years ago, it was the highest percentage  in season.

Although in past years season has not been severe, activity of flu remains at an elevated level.

44 states report spreading of flu activity widely besides high activity of flue still experienced in 26 states.

“Influenza-like-illness levels have been at or above baseline for 17 weeks this season. By this measure, five seasons have averaged 16 weeks, with a range of 11 to 20 weeks. CDC expects flu activity to remain elevated for a number of weeks, suggesting this season is likely to be relatively long”

CDC appears flu season nationally peak in mid-February. However;

“flu activity is expected to remain elevated nationally through April”

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