The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that influenza is now widespread in 36 states. (gif credit – CauseScience, using map images from CDC FLUVIEW).
A mutated strain of the flu has caused the virus to spread to epidemic proportions, the CDC said in a new alert.
Thirty-six states — most in the Midwest — are experiencing flu cases at widespread rates, according to the latest data from the governmental body. Just a handful, like California, Alaska and Hawaii, had local or sporadic flu activity.
Weekly reports on influenza are available at the CDC website, and also using FLUVIEW – the CDC’s interactive tool. More in-depth information about this years influenza outbreak can be found here.Also, don’t forget to get your flu vaccine if you haven’t already!!![tweet https://twitter.com/CDCFlu/status/549969131689476096]