Flu Activity Widespread in 18 States

April 18, 2017

Influenza activity in the United States remains elevated, with 18 states reporting widespread activity, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) report for the 14th week of the flu season, which ended April 8.

The CDC forecasts that while the season has peaked, the proportion of the population reporting influenza-linked illnesses remains above the national baseline of 2.2 percent. According to the CDC, 72 pediatric flu deaths have been recorded this season, including four in the past week.

Flu vaccinations along with daily cleaning, such as hand washing and disinfection practices, are recommended to reduce the spread of the virus.

To see the full report from the CDC, click here.