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December 17, 2012

Flu Activity Increasing Across the U.S.

According to the latest CDC FluView report, influenza activity continues to increase across the U.S. The country is experiencing an early flu season with high levels of activity concentrated in the south central and southeastern regions of the nation at this time.
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  • The proportion of visits to doctors for influenza-like illness (ILI) is above the national baseline. Eight states are now reporting high flu activity: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. This is double the number of states that reported high ILI activity the previous week.
  • Overall, influenza activity is being reported widely across much of the United States. Eighteen states reported widespread geographic influenza activity for the week of December 2-8, 2012. During the previous week, only 8 states reported widespread activity.
Regular, thorough hand washing remains the best first-defense against flu and other seasonal illnesses.

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