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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.

Jan 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019
Sick woman blowing nose

CDC: Up to 7.3 million have had flu this season

The CDC estimates 2.9 million to 3.5 million have needed to see a doctor, and up to 83,500 have been hospitalized for flu.

Jan 04, 2019

Jan 04, 2019
Sick boy in bed

Flu activity ramps up across US as 2 more kids' deaths noted

Nineteen states report high flu-like illness activity, and pediatric deaths rose to 13.

Dec 28, 2018

Dec 28, 2018
boy with fever

US flu levels continue rise as more child deaths reported

The 2009 H1N1 strain is dominant, except in the Southeast, where H3N2 is more common.

Dec 21, 2018

Dec 21, 2018
Influenza virus

US flu levels on the rise before year-end holidays

Eight of 10 regions report flulike illness at or above baseline, and 1 more child has died of flu, bringing the total to 7.

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