- Flu activity is decreasing nationally, but remains elevated.
- CDC estimates flu cases, medical visits, hospitalizations and deaths weekly this season.
CDC on Flu Treatment:
- Antiviral drugs can treat flu illness.
- CDC recommends early antiviral treatment in people with flu symptoms who are 65 years and older or otherwise at high risk of developing serious flu illness.
Everyone 6 months & older should receive a yearly flu vaccine.
Flu can cause mild to severe illness. Learn the symptoms of flu.
Prescription medications called antiviral drugs can be used to treat flu.
During week 15 (Apr 7-13), flu activity decreased in the U.S.
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- Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report Friday, April 19, 2019
- What CDC Does About Novel Flu: Outbreak Investigations Wednesday, April 17, 2019
- Upcoming 2019-2020 Influenza Season Thursday, March 28, 2019
- CDC Health Advisory: Influenza Season Continues with an Increase in Influenza A(H3N2) Activity Thursday, March 28, 2019
- CDC Study Describes New Lab Method to Test Flu A(H3N2) viruses, Has Potential to Improve Flu Vaccine Strain Selection Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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- Page last updated: April 12, 2019
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