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Mar 15, 2019

Mar 15, 2019
Sick girl in bed

Wave of H3N2 cases keeps US flu activity high

Several indicators show a downward trend, but deaths in kids have reached 68 and hospitalizations continue to climb.

Mar 08, 2019

Mar 08, 2019
Older woman in hospital bed

CDC: Flu activity still high, linked to 8 new kids' deaths

Clinic visits for flulike illness drop a bit, but other major indicators rise.

Mar 01, 2019

Mar 01, 2019
Sick girl in hospital

US flu activity stays high as 15 new deaths in kids reported

Pediatric flu deaths have now reached 56, and activity is widespread nationwide.

Feb 22, 2019

Feb 22, 2019
Patient receiving hospital care

CDC: Flu activity reaches new seasonal high

Hospitalization rates are up, and 7 new deaths in kids are reported, raising the season total to 41.

Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
Doctor holding swab

US flu activity continues to rise

Clinic visits for influenza-like illness increased from 4.3% to 4.8%, 6 more pediatric deaths were confirmed, and the H3N2 strain appears to be surging.

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019
woman sick with flu

CDC: Flu activity hits highest level this season

Flu is widespread in 47 states, and the CDC reports 4 more pediatric flu deaths.

Feb 01, 2019

Feb 01, 2019
Gravely ill older patient

Flu activity still high in much of US as ILI jumps

The percentage of people visiting the doctor for influenza-like illness  jumped from 3.3% to 3.8%, and hospitalization rates continue to climb.

Jan 25, 2019

Jan 25, 2019
Stethoscope on patient's back

Flu widespread across most of US, with 3 new kids' deaths

All 10 US regions are showing elevated flulike illness, and pediatric deaths have reached 22.

Jan 18, 2019

Jan 18, 2019
H1N1 influenza

Experts on watch for resistance to new flu drug

Japanese researchers describe two H3N2 flu viruses with mutations that may increase antiviral resistance.

Jan 18, 2019
Flu shot sign

CDC says flu season still going strong

Three more pediatric flu deaths were reported, bringing to 19 the number of deaths in children this season.

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