US 2013-2014 Flu Season
January 11, 2014 by staff
US 2013-2014 Flu Season, The 2013-2014 influenza season is underway in the United States, with more than half the country reporting widespread cases of flu activity, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
While last years flu season was one of the worst in recent years in the US, one of this years strains “ H1N1 “ is making up more than half of the cases so far reported. It was during the 2009-2010 flu season that H1N1 caused a global pandemic, spreading from central Mexico to more than 70 other countries, killing in the neighborhood of 284,000 people, according to the CDC.
In just the past week, the number of states reporting above average cases of seasonal flu jumped from 10 to 25, with widespread activity reported in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington state and Wyoming.
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