- By Dana Sparks
CDC Says Flu Epidemic Spreads to 47 States
FLU UPDATE: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says influenza has spread to 47 states. However, according to the CDC "most (91 percent) of the influenza viruses that have been analyzed at the CDC are like the viruses included in the 2012–2013 influenza vaccine." This means that proactive influenza vaccinations are preventing an already tough flu season from being even tougher.
Gregory Poland, M.D., Infectious disease expert at Mayo Clinic and advisor to the CDC says, there are a number of things you should know. Below are Medical News Minutes with Dr. Poland available for radio: