• Flu is now widespread in 45 states according to the CDC.
  • Northern and western states are now being hit hard.
  • Currently the influenza B strain is appearing most often around the country.

Just as health officials predicted, flu activity picked up significantly over the holidays.

Forty-five states plus Puerto Rico are now seeing widespread activity, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source reported today — a big jump from what we saw before the holidays.

At the start of the season, the string of states between Texas and Georgia experienced the most severe flu activity. But now northern and western states are being hit just as hard.

 

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