Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"CDC: Flu Has Gone 'Epidemic' In Less Than One Week"

"CDC: Flu Has Gone 'Epidemic' In Less Than One Week"
 by Newsroom

"According to a statement issued on the web site of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Influenza-Like-Ilness (ILI) spread in one week to extraordinary levels. As of January 14 the following influenza activity was reported:

• Widespread influenza activity was reported by Puerto Rico and 29 states (Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming).
• Regional influenza activity was reported by Guam and 17 states (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah).
• Local influenza activity was reported by the District of Columbia and four states (Indiana, Tennessee, Vermont, and West Virginia).
• Sporadic influenza activity was reported by the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Moreover, this year the flu seems particularly virulent, with young, healthy, males 18-21 actually dying in some cases from respiratory problems and organ failure. Normally, flu has the most severe effects on the old and the very young, whose immune systems may not be functioning at peak levels.  For this year's version of flu to be impacting the young and healthy so severely, is a worry for us all."
Reports:
To view the New York City Department of Health Flu Report, Click HERE
To view the New Jersey State Department of Health Flu Report, Click HERE
T0 view the CDC nationwide Flu report, Click HERE

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