- By Dana Sparks
What's New About the Flu?
January 5, 2015
Source: CDC FluView
MicrobeWatch: Jan. 5 Influenza Update
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza activity increased in the United States during the week ending December 27, 2014.
- Nationwide, 30.4% (7,289 of 24,001) of specimens tested by reporting laboratories were positive for influenza.
- Widespread influenza activity was reported in 43 states, including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. This represents an increase in the number of states experiencing widespread activity from 36 states reported the previous week.