Flu still on the rise, hospitalizations high, CDC says

CDC: US flu levels now rival 2009 swine flu

That was the case with the swine flu back in 2009, but for this year's flu season, it's just a particularly prevalent case of an illness we've seen before - reaching pandemic levels while not actually being a pandemic. Everyone 6 months or older should get flu shots.

Federal health officials have not yet fully studied the effectiveness of this year's vaccine, but Schuchat said data from Canada demonstrate that the current vaccine is not as effective against H3N2 as health officials would have hoped.

Influenza-like illness activity is at 7.7 percent breaking the 2003/4 high of 7.6 for a non-pandemic year.

Avoid any contact with sick people, Downes said, and, if you do get sick, limit your exposure to others to keep from infecting them.

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Pediatric flu deaths also continue to rise, with 63 children now dead from the flu so far this season. But it is a signal of how very intense the flu season has been.

Schuchat said West Coast states are seeing more influenza B.

The primary type of influenza this year hasn't changed enough from previous seasons to be considered a novel strain, Schuchat said.

Her colleague, Dr Dan Jernigan, warned: "We're still seeing significantly higher hospitalisation rates in some states and while reports of new hospitalisations were lower in the last week, the cumulative hospitalisation rates in California, for example, are again about four times higher than they were in 2014-'15 and in OR and Minnesota, they are double what they were double what they were in 2014-'15". Long-term-care facilities, such as nursing homes, have tracked 134 outbreaks of flu-like illness. That means a vaccine may be effective in one city, but less effective in another if the strain changes by the time it crosses the country.

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"Most don't need to be tested or see a doctor", Schuchat said. Patients whose symptoms began within 48 hours are encouraged to ask their provider whether an antiviral medication such as Tamiflu is appropriate.

Don't spread the misery.

It gets worse. The death toll in future weeks is expected to grow even higher because flu activity is still rising, and the number of deaths follow the flu activity. Hands should be washed frequently. People can also become infected by touching surfaces or objects contaminated with influenza viruses and then touching their eyes, mouth or nose.

In Minnesota, outbreaks of influenza-like illness in schools and nursing homes had started to decline in January, but the numbers ticked back up in the week that ended February 3. Once flu symptoms appear, people are contagious for five to seven days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its weekly update Friday.

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