News & Perspective

May 07, 2019

May 07, 2019
Piglet in person's arms

Feds cite flu, Salmonella, MERS, Lyme among zoonotic threats

Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.

Apr 26, 2019

Apr 26, 2019
hospitalized child

ILI drops, but CDC records 5 more pediatric deaths

For the first time since November, the level of flulike illness fell below the national baseline.

Apr 19, 2019

Apr 19, 2019
Critically ill patient

US flu still elevated but dropping; deaths as high as 57,000

Flu has sickened an estimated 36 million to 41 million people and hospitalized up to 610,000.

Apr 12, 2019

Apr 12, 2019
Young girl sick in bed

US flu still elevated; study finds higher impact on young kids

Canadian data show that kids under 10 years may be especially vulnerable to the H1N1 strain.

Apr 05, 2019

Apr 05, 2019
Sick Asian boy in hospital

US flu winding down, but 5 new deaths reported in kids

The flu season has now extended for 19 weeks, and pediatric flu deaths hit 82.

Mar 29, 2019

Mar 29, 2019
Sick woman with mug of tea

Long US flu season extends but shows signs of decline

The CDC, in an alert to clinicians, says flu season is likely to last several more weeks.

Mar 25, 2019

Mar 25, 2019
Senior female hospital patient

CDC: Flu season stretches on with late H3N2 push

The CDC says the surging H3N2 strain is especially tough on older adults.

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.

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