News & Perspective

Dec 27, 2013

Dec 27, 2013
Electromicrograph of pH1N1 influenza virus

US flu activity keeps climbing

A number of parameters indicate rapid spread in some US regions, with 2009 H1N1 the predominant strain.

Dec 20, 2013

Dec 20, 2013
Doctors office

Texas cluster part of rising H1N1 activity in state, nation

News of a severe ILI cluster in Texas parallels a dramatic flu rise—mostly from H1N1—in the region and nation.

Dec 18, 2013

Dec 18, 2013
IV drip

Texas health officials probe severe flu-like illness cluster

An flu-like illness cluster has hospitalized eight people with severe infections, four of them fatal, and tests show 2009 H1N1 flu in one of the survivors.

Dec 13, 2013

Dec 13, 2013
Mom taking kid's temp

US flu activity heating up

US flu activity showed a modest jump last week, with the clinic visits for flu-like illness rising above baseline for the first time this season.

Dec 06, 2013

Dec 06, 2013
2009 H1N1 influenza virus

US flu activity still low, but creeping up

Influenza activity in the United States edged slightly higher during Thanksgiving week.

Dec 03, 2013

Dec 03, 2013
Coughing patient with doctor

Flu season gains momentum, especially in South

The US flu season is picking up, and 2009 H1N1 is the dominant strain so far.

Nov 26, 2013

Nov 26, 2013
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu)

Studies: Oseltamivir use drops as evidence of benefits grows

Studies show that antivirals up to 3 days after flu symptom onset can benefit, but their use is down in hospitalized kids.

Nov 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013
'Flu season ahead' sign

Flu activity picks up slightly in southern US

US flu activity stays steady overall, but reports of flulike illness in the South grow.

Oct 28, 2013

Oct 28, 2013
Sick child in hospital

Profile of children's flu deaths details risks to healthy kids

More than 40% of deaths involved no at-risk conditions, CDC researchers find.

Oct 25, 2013

Oct 25, 2013
Northern Hemisphere

Flu activity stays low in most Northern Hemisphere regions

Some Northern Hemisphere indicators show slight upticks in influenza activity.

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