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Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.
Clinic visits for flulike illness, geographic flu spread have accelerated.
The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.
Also, UK scientists yesterday reported a novel subclade of the H3N2 strain of influenza.
The H3N2 strain continues to dominate, especially affecting the elderly.
Flu markers rose to their highest points yet, as influenza B detections rose slightly, typical for the later months of the flu season.
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