The latest Center for Disease Control report lists flu activity in 30 states so far.
Flu has sickened between 6 and 7 million people in the United States so far this season, sending about half of them to the doctor for fever, chills, and other influenza symptoms, according to new estimates released Friday by federal health officials.
There were three influenza-related pediatric deaths reported for the week ending January 5, bringing the 2018-2019 flu season total to 16 - a sharp drop from a year ago when seven deaths were reported for the comparable week, and there had already been 20 deaths during the 2017-2018 flu season.
"If people have not yet had the vaccine, it's not unusual that around this time, after the holidays, we might have a little bit more influenza activity", Murti said.
Form for signing up for free newsletter. This year, the annual epidemic is unfolding more slowly than it did last year. The CDC counts the death of every child from influenza. It was the worst flu season in decades. Adult sicknesses and deaths are estimated. In the past, the CDC has waited until the end of the season to release estimates of how many people have been affected by flu.
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"Calculations are based on adjusted rates of laboratory-confirmed, influenza-associated hospitalizations collected through a surveillance network that covers approximately 8.5 percent of the US population, or about 27 million people", the CDC said.
"People get lulled into the idea that [influenza] is not as serious as it can be, especially for those most vulnerable", Dr. Russell said.
Public health experts say flu vaccines are the best way to prevent the flu.
Quick treatment can save lives, the CDC said.
Antiviral drugs can lessen symptoms and shorten the time someone is sick by a day or two, clinicians say.