CDC: Peak flu season may be over in the US

Flu hospitalization rates this month are about half of the December peak, according to the CDC.  

News 12 Staff

Feb 20, 2024, 1:43 PM

Updated 154 days ago

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The peak of flu season may now be over in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Virus levels around the U.S. remain what the CDC considers high.
According to the health agency, flu hospitalization rates this month are about half of the December peak. The CDC also says COVID hospitalization rates are a third lower.
However, new data show medical visits for respiratory illness are above the baseline set in November.
Flu season usually occurs in the fall and winter in the U.S. While influenza viruses spread year-round, the CDC says most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February. 


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