CDC reports flu activity still elevated

March 1, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that flu activity is still elevated, with flu-related pediatric deaths nearing 100, according to an article on the Becker's Clinical Leadership and Infection Control website.

 

The percentage of outpatient visits for flu-related symptoms was 6.4 percent for the week ending Feb. 17 — above the national baseline of 2.2 percent, but marks a decline from the previous week.

 

The CDC said that flu activity is likely to remain elevated for several more weeks.

 

The CDC has tallied 21,279 laboratory-confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations from Oct. 1, 2017, through Feb. 17, 2018.

 

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