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Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018

Flu activity still rising, but CDC warns many weeks of activity ahead

Hospitalizations nearly doubled compared with the previous week, with seniors the hardest-hit group.

Jan 08, 2018

Jan 08, 2018

News Scan for Jan 08, 2018

Saudi MERS cases
Next-gen flu vaccine grant
New H5N6 infection
Yellow fever in Nigeria
Salmonella in Europe

Jan 05, 2018

Jan 05, 2018
Hospital corridor with blurry doctors

Flu counts jump as 46 states report widespread activity

The H3N2 strain, which often causes more severe seasons, continues to predominate.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
thermometer

CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Dec 27, 2017

Dec 27, 2017
Tamiflu

Jump in H3N2 flu prompts CDC warning, antiviral reminder

The CDC said the H3N2-dominant trend will make neuraminidase inhibitor antivirals especially useful this flu season.

Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
Exam room instruments

Outpatient flu visits spike as more states note high activity

Clinic visits for flulike illness, geographic flu spread have accelerated.

Dec 15, 2017

Dec 15, 2017
Sick woman taking temp

US flu activity jumps as new variant H3N2 case confirmed

Flu activity is widespread in 12 states, and the CDC reports a variant H3N2 case and a flu-related death in a child.

Dec 12, 2017

Dec 12, 2017

News Scan for Dec 12, 2017

Smallpox drug review
Flu rise in North America, Asia
Cholera in Kenya, Zambia

Dec 08, 2017

Dec 08, 2017
Get a flu shot sign in Chicago

US flu continues to rise and expand its reach

The number of states reporting geographically widespread flu rose from 4 to 7.

Dec 01, 2017

Dec 01, 2017
Woman with flu

US flu data show season ramping up

Flulike illness is high in 3 southern states, flu is widespread in 4 states, and one marker has topped the national baseline.

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