Flu in U.S. now widespread but season may be peaking: CDC | Reuters

Reuters| Fri Jan 12 10:00:02 EST 2018
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Seasonal influenza is now widespread across the continental United States, causing severe illness and rising numbers of hospitalizations, but this year’s outbreak may be peaking, government health officials said on Friday. “Flu is everywhere in the U.S. right now,” Dr Dan Jernigan, director of the influenza division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters on a conference call. “The season started early and it is probably peaking right now,” he said, but cautioned that there are still 11 to 13 more weeks of flu to come. The flu strain currently causing the most infections is H3N2, an influenza A virus that has been linked with increased hospitaliz..

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