Navigation Links
U.S. Flu Season in Full Swing, CDC Says
Date:12/23/2012

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, Dec. 21. (HealthDay News) -- During the past week, flu activity in the United States has increased, federal health officials say, with nine of 10 regions in the country reporting increases.

In all, 29 states are reporting flu activity, with high levels of flu in 12 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday. Moderate activity is being seen in New York City and five states, and 33 states are seeing low or minimal activity, the agency said.

"Today's report confirms that the U.S. flu season is off to an early start," CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said in an agency news release.

"It's too early to tell how severe our season might be. However, we know that thousands die and hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized with flu each year," Frieden said. "Vaccination is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and our families against infection. It's not too late to get vaccinated before the flu season peaks."

According to the CDC's FluView report, states now reporting high levels of flu include: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

Flu season usually peaks in mid-February, but can last into the spring. The CDC advises that everyone six months and older get vaccinated.

Previously, the agency said this year's vaccine is an "excellent" match for the strains of the flu virus circulating.

People at particular risk for flu and its complications, such as pregnant women, those aged 65 and older, and anyone with a chronic illness, are urged to get their shot, the CDC said.

So far, deaths attributable to flu have remained below what the CDC considers an epidemic level. Two children, however, have died from complications from the flu, the agency noted.

More information

For more information on influenza, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SOURCES: Dec. 21, 2012, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention FluView


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Fit and Healthy with Beth gives Her Tips to Stay Stress Free this Holiday Season
2. Carolina Women's Physicians Gives Key Tips for Eating Healthy During the Holiday Season
3. Glendale Galleria Celebrates the Opening of the Flagship 9021Pho Restaurant by Chef Kimmy Tang Just in Time for the Holiday Season
4. Celebrate a Healthy Holiday Season: You Are Invited to the 2012 Wellness Center Open House!
5. This Holiday Season, Family and Friends of People with Breathing Problems are Choosing the Ideal Gift for Monitoring Lung Health: the Spiro PD Personal Spirometer
6. 101 Medical Weight Loss’s Top Tips for Avoiding Weight Gain this Holiday Season
7. Women’s Health and Surgery Center OB/GYN Adopts Families in Need for Holiday Season
8. Keep Your Dog Safe During Hectic Holiday Season: Expert
9. Give the Gift of Allergy Free Blankets from Allergy Asthma Technology this Holiday Season
10. Jean LaMantia Author of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook Offers Recipe and Tips for Cancer Patients and Caregivers During the Christmas Season
11. Garden Media's PR Tips to Use for the 2013 Trade Show Season
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U.S. Flu Season in Full Swing, CDC Says
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... enterprise Data Center Infrastructure Management solutions, announces today the availability of its ... in the area of capacity management and optimization, providing new analytical capabilities ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... in Aesthetic Surgery Education and Anzu®, developers of the AnzuMedical™ Knowledge Sharing ... Plastic Surgery Collaborative Residency Network. The platform is scheduled to launch in July ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Cary, NC (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2016 ... ... to announce it has partnered with Community Oncology Pharmacy Association (COPA) to develop ... elevate the practice of oncology by introducing an accreditation distinction. ACHC provides a ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... ... The Aging in Motion Coalition (AIM) has announced the Centers ... it recognition for separate reporting and data collection. The code, M62.84, will be available ... as a combination of low muscle mass and weakness in older adults that causes ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... 28, 2016 , ... The USDA recently released its updated Dietary Guidelines for ... While there is a lot of information available in the report, older men should ... issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch . , These include: , 1.    Vary ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 Research ... "Global Plastic Surgery Products Market 2016-2020" report to ... ) , The global plastic surgery products ... 9.47% during the period 2016-2020. , ,The growing adoption ... to the growth of the market. Lasers are used ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , Net Sales of $1.90 billion represent ... prior year period, and an increase of 1.2% on an ... for the first quarter were $0.52 reported, a decrease of ... increase of 29.9% over the prior year period , ... for 2016 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 ... development of innovative peptide and gene-based immunotherapeutics and vaccines for ... will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Growth Capital ... 5 th , 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.  ... am on Wednesday, May 4 th by Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: