- Flu activity peaked & is below the national baseline.
- Influenza B viruses have been more common than flu A viruses since early March.
- CDC reports 174 flu-related deaths in children this season.
- People who are very sick or who are at high risk of serious flu complications and get flu symptoms should be treated with antiviral drugs as soon as possible.
- Though the flu season is coming to a close, CDC routinely recommends flu vaccination as long as influenza viruses are circulating.
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 20 (May 13-19, 2018), flu activity continued to decrease in the U.S.
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- Update: Influenza Activity in the United States During the 2017–18 Season and Composition of the 2018–19 Influenza Vaccine Tuesday, June 12, 2018
- Update: ACIP Recommendations for the Use of Quadrivalent Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV4) — United States, 2018–19 Influenza Season Tuesday, June 12, 2018
- CDC Reported Flu Deaths in Children Exceeds Seasonal High Friday, June 8, 2018
- Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine [LAIV] (The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine) Friday, June 8, 2018
- Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report Friday, May 25, 2018
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