Flu season nears the finish line, but is not going away quietly – USA TODAY

Doug Stanglin USA TODAY Published 11:58 AM EDT Mar 23, 2019 This year’s flu season is not going away quietly. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says the percentage of medical visits for flu-like symptoms for the week ending March 16 was at 4.4 percent, above the baseline of 2.2 percent. That is the highest this late in the season since the CDC began tracking such data 20 years ago, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Although the season — which stretches from October to May — has not been as severe overall as in past years, flu activity remains at an elevated level. Forty-four states continue ...

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