April 28, 2016
Flu-Like Illness Now Below National Baseline for the First Time Since Late December
According to this week’s FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity continues to decrease in the United States. Levels of flu-like illness are now below the national baseline for the first time this season since late December. While flu activity has peaked nationally for this season, some parts of the country are still experiencing widespread flu activity and an increasing proportion of influenza B viruses have been detected. Influenza B viruses now account for more than half of all influenza viruses reported. Second waves of influenza B activity occur during many flu seasons. Ongoing activity is expected to continue for a number of weeks.