Flu activity elevated in most of the U.S.

January 31, 2019

According to the FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the week of Jan. 22, seasonal influenza activity remains elevated in the United States and flu is widespread in most of the country, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website. 

H1N1 viruses have been the most commonly identified flu viruses nationally. However, H3N2 viruses have predominated in the southeastern region of the United States.

CDC expects flu activity to remain elevated for a number of weeks.

For the week ending January 12 (week 2), the proportion of people seeing their health care provider for influenza-like illness (ILI) was 3.1 percent, which is above the national baseline of 2.2 percent. Over the past five flu seasons, the peak percent of visits due to ILI has ranged between 3.6 percent (2015-2016) and 7.5 percent (2017-2018).

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