Flu Now an Epidemic

Posted by on Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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The Center for Disease Control in the United States says that flu activity continues to increase. The number of states reporting widespread flu activity increased from 29 states to 37 states this week.

The proportion of people seeing their health care provider for influenza-like-illness has been at or above the national baseline for six consecutive weeks so far this season.

Influenza A viruses continue to predominate.

Flu activity is expected to continue for several weeks. 

The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza was 7.4% for the week ending January 7, 2017. This percentage is above the epidemic threshold of 7.3% for week 1 in the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Mortality Surveillance System.

The Team

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