The most recent data for the Portland metro area shows 16.8 percent of people with flu-like symptoms tested positive for flu, a number that has steadily gone up in recent weeks, with 16 influenza-related hospitalizations reported during that week in the metro area.
Twelve states are seeing what is considered high amounts of such visits, and this activity is expected to increase over the next few weeks.
According to the latest FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released Friday, there were more than 3,100 confirmed new cases of the flu in the USA during the week ending November 30. Five outbreaks have been reported since the beginning of the season.
Flu is geographically widespread in 16 states, including MA, though at different levels of intensity, and B viruses, generally seen later in the season, are said to predominate across the country. That's because each year, the two strains of the flu virus change their genetic make-up, and thus the vaccines needed to stave off the flu must change too. Some 143 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported to the CDC so for the 2018-2019 flu season. She added that the flu caseload so far is "what we'd expect for this time of year".
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"The flu isn't merely a winter cold: it is a serious, and very contagious virus that can be deadly".
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's most recent flu report, influenza activity is now low in the state though visits to outpatient providers are on the increase and higher than the previous two years in the same week. "Activity is being caused mostly by influenza B/Victoria viruses, which is unusual for this time of year".
The CDC has established a specialized flu prevention Web site (https://antiflu.cdc.gov.tw) that provides contact information, addresses and maps, as well as opening hours of healthcare facilities where eligible vaccine receivers can get vaccinated near their homes, Chuang said. It is important that parents speak with their doctor as soon as possible if their child develops flu symptoms, particularly children with a higher risk for flu complications.