(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity remained elevated in Midwestern US states but elsewhere was at low levels, while some Northern Hemisphere countries reported moderate flu activity, according to the latest US and international reports.
(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in the United States showed a moderate spike last week, with a jump in states reporting widespread activity, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.
The number of respiratory specimens testing positive for flu, another marker of flu activity, also showed a steady rise last week, increasing to 18.4%, compared with 14.4% the week before.
(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe continues to increase, but for the most part, levels of both mild and severe illness are low compared with past flu seasons, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.
Activity appears to have peaked in a few Northern Hemisphere locations, such as some countries in Western Europe, North Africa, and northern China, according to the WHO.
(CIDRAP News) – Seasonal flu activity in the United States last week passed a key threshold, while many European countries reported similar rises in the spread of the disease, according to flu surveillance reports released today.
(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in the United States and Europe showed more signs of picking up last week, with labs in both parts of the world finding higher percentages of positives in tests of respiratory samples, according to new surveillance reports today.