Flu Season Winding Down

May 9, 2017

Influenza activity in the United States continues to decrease, with only three states reporting widespread activity, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) report for the 17th week of the flu season, which ended April 29.

The CDC reports that flu season has peaked with the proportion of the population reporting influenza-linked illnesses at 1.4 percent, below the national baseline of 2.2 percent. According to the CDC, 89 pediatric flu deaths have been recorded this season, including seven 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.