Early this week, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention had come up with a report on the flu activity. It said in its report that the influenza season is in full flow for this year. This is because an increase in the flu activity has been noticed all across the United States. As per CDC’s recent Flu View report, there is quite an increasing amount of activity related to flu have got reported. It also includes an increase in the influenza sort of illness and flu cases that are confirmed. In addition to all these, this week also saw the seventh instance of flu-related child death.
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention monitors as well as analyses key indicators related to flu activity every week. They had undertaken a sustained period of increased activity. The activity involved, making an observation all across key indicators for quite a few weeks, after which the CDC has confirmed the onset of flu season. The agency said that the activity related to flu went on to meet up all those criteria for the week that ended on 15th December. There has been a predominance of the influenza H1N1 viruses. So far, during this season, these viruses have predominated all across America. For the last three weeks, there has been a rise in influenza H3N2 viruses noticed in the south-eastern part of the country. This part of the US is also known by the name of region 4. The US Department of Health and Human Services has designated the south-eastern part of the country by this name. The region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
As far as the flu activity with respect to different regions is concerned, Colorado and Georgia are the areas, which have been highly affected by this season’s flu. On the other hand, places like Arizona, Alabama, and Virginia all lie in the moderate level of flu activity. Finally, places including Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois all fall under the low flu activity category.
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