- Flu activity peaked & is below the national baseline.
- Influenza B viruses have been more common than flu A viruses since early March.
- CDC reports 168 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 19 (May 6-12, 2018), flu activity continued to decrease in the U.S.
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- Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report Friday, May 11, 2018
- CDC Reports on Vaccine Benefits from 2016-2017 Season Thursday, April 19, 2018
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- Nucleic Acid Detection Based Tests Wednesday, March 28, 2018
- Influenza Virus Testing Methods Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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- Page last updated: May 18, 2018
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