• By Dana Sparks

What's New About the Flu?

January 5, 2015

CDC influenza-lsike illness map of United StatesSource: 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.

Read more on MicrobeWatch blog from Matt Binnicker, Ph.D., with Mayo Medical Laboratories.

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