Flu Activity Slowing Down, But Still Widespread — CDC

  • Flu Activity Slowing Down, But Still Widespread — CDC

Flu Activity Slowing Down, But Still Widespread — CDC

The CDC also found that circulating flu strains this season are a mix of H3N2, H1N1 and B viruses.

Friday's FluWatch report from the Public Health Agency of Canada covers the week ending february 28.

"While the decrease we are seeing in both the number of laboratory confirmed influenza cases and hospitalizations is encouraging news, New Yorkers must continue to be vigilant".

"That's a very good sign that activity is decreasing".

Additionally, 17 flu-related pediatric deaths have been reported for week 8, bringing the total for this season up to 114.

The Immunization Monitoring Program Active or (IMPACT) network, which is made up of experts from pediatric hospitals, provides data on pediatric flu cases for the report. "Every year, we have two types of A, the major and the minor subtypes and two types of B. So you can definitely get it a few times", she said.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about the flu. "In terms of sheer numbers, kids bear the great burden of influenza disease".

In British Columbia, Scheifele said flu rates are declining but still high.

Health officials have said it is not clear why the flu has been so severe this year.

The CDC said flu activity is likely to remain elevated for several more weeks.

"Peak flu season is in July and August".

The agency's weekly influenza report said high activity continued in 32 states. "It's not typically the same all around, but I think this season seems a little bit more mixed", he said.

After months of record-breaking widespread illness, flu season has finally peaked, according to CDC officials. Five percent of people visited doctors complaining of flu-like symptoms, compared with 6.4 percent the week before. Deaths from the flu or pneumonia are going down, too.

"We have definitely peaked", said Kristen Nordlund, CDC spokesperson, according to CNN.

Health officials in the US say 114 children have died from the flu so far this season.