News & Perspective

Feb 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018
Flu syringe

US flu has likely peaked, but hospital illness still high

Though ILI has dropped, kids' deaths near 100 and hospital rates are high.

Feb 22, 2018

Feb 22, 2018

News Scan for Feb 22, 2018

Kratom recall
TB in young people
New oral rotavirus vaccine
Avian flu outbreaks
Seasonal flu timing

Feb 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018

News Scan for Feb 20, 2018

Earlier H3N2 VE problems
Kratom Salmonella outbreak
More Lassa fever in Nigeria
H1N1 flu surge globally
H5N6 avian flu in Sweden
Gauging airborne flu spread

Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018
Mother holding child's hand in the hospital

CDC: Flu activity still high, deaths in kids climb to 84

The rate of ILI clinic visits drops slightly, but 22 new deaths in kids show the season is not relenting.

Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018

Flu Scan for Feb 15, 2018

High-dose flu vaccine in elderly
US seasonal flu burden

Feb 13, 2018

Feb 13, 2018
Baby boy on oxygen

Study shows youngest kids most at risk of flu death

A probe of child flu deaths over 6 seasons found vaccination gaps and a somber reminder that even healthy kids can succumb.

Feb 09, 2018

Feb 09, 2018
Woman in ICU

Flu-like illness in US reaches 2009 pandemic levels

"This year is not a pandemic, but the high ILI is a sign of the severity," CDC Director Anne Schuchat says.

Feb 02, 2018

Feb 02, 2018
Woman sick in bed

CDC: Flu still rising across US; 16 new pediatric deaths

By every metric, this H3N2-dominated season is measuring up as a bad one.

Jan 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018
Sick child in hospital

US flu levels continue to climb as 37 kids' deaths confirmed

The CDC notes 7 new kids' deaths and ILI levels nearing those seen in 2009.

Jan 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018
Hospital ventilator

Flu hospitalizations climb as US season hits new heights

Outpatient visits for flulike illness reached a level not since since the 2009-10 pandemic.

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