Flu And Colds Are On The Rise This Winter Season
Flu is on the rise this winter season in the United States, according to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). They report that the highest rate of hospitalization for the flu was among vulnerable senior adults over age 65.
The flu culprit was the subtype A (H3N2) virus that has dominated this flu season and is difficult to combat with the basic flu vaccine.
Only nine states experienced minimal flu activity:
- New Hampshire,
- North Dakota,
- Rhode Island
As tracked by state epidemiologists the states showing the least influenza for the holiday week were Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire and New Jersey, as well as the District of Columbia.
Every other state showed widespread activity, which is significant when you consider that at this time last year, there was no widespread activity anywhere.