- Flu activity peaked and is decreasing, but remains elevated nation-wide.
- CDC reports 133 pediatric deaths this season.
- See early 2017-18 flu vaccine effectiveness estimates.
- 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.
- Get vaccinated if you haven’t yet. There are still weeks of flu activity to come.
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 11 (March 11-17), flu activity decreased in the U.S.
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- Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report Friday, March 23, 2018
- Interim Estimates of 2017-18 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness - United States, February 2018 Thursday, February 15, 2018
- Update: Influenza Activity - United States, October 1, 2017-February 3, 2018 Thursday, February 15, 2018
- Transcript for CDC Update on Flu Activity Tuesday, February 13, 2018
- Study of Flu-Related Deaths in Children Shows Healthy Children at Risk Monday, February 12, 2018
- Page last reviewed: March 23, 2018
- Page last updated: March 23, 2018
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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