Unusually late flu season brings huge upsurge in cases – KOMO News

SEATTLE – Hospitals and health officials are reporting a huge upsurge in the number of flu cases in Washington state this month – a time of year when the flu season is usually winding down. Record numbers of people have tested positive for influenza in Snohomish County this week, and five people have died of the flu in Kitsap County alone since the end of February. As of March 9, there were 93 lab-confirmed deaths from the flu statewide. This year’s late flu season is due to an unusual progression in the circulation of flu viruses, says Dr. Jeff Duchin, ...

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