CDC says flu season has peaked

March 12, 2018

The 2017-18 influenza season peaked in early February and is now on the decline, according to a data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The percentage of outpatient visits for flu-like illness was 5 percent for the week ending Feb. 24, marking a 1.4 percent decline from the week prior, according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review website.

Despite the decrease, flu activity is expected to continue for weeks.

The number of states reporting widespread flu activity for the week ending Feb. 24 declined by three. Forty-five states and Puerto Rico reported widespread flu activity for the week. Minnesota, Texas and Guam reported regional flu activity; Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont and Washington, D.C., reported local flu activity; and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported no flu activity for the week, the article said.

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