Flu Activity Continues to Decline

March 26, 2018

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While the overall reports of influenza activity in the United States declined again last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning about B strains of viruses.

The CDC’s weekly report found 17 states experienced low activity in flu-like illness for the week ending March 17, while 18 states reported minimal activity. 

Last week nearly 58 percent of all laboratory-confirmed cases of flu were caused by B strains of influenza viruses. Individuals sickened by the flu’s A strain can get a different strain of the virus during the same season. According to the CDC, young children in particular are highly susceptible to these B strains of influenza.