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Flu Season Starting To Retreat

With across-the-board drops in flu-like illness nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control is getting ready to bid adieu to this year's influenza season.

"I think it's safe to say that we're trending down," said Lyn Finelli, chief of influenza surveillance at CDC. "The activity started in the Southeast and South Central, around Texas, Arkansas, and we saw that area start to trend down a couple of weeks ago. Then it moved up to the Northeast and the Midwest and then to the West, where it was trending up until about a week ago and now is consistently trending down."

That doesn't mean it's over, however. "Maybe there's not as many people out there who are sick but flu is still all over," said Finelli. "We have 31 states that have flu in every corner of their state. So people should stay home if they're sick."

Source: USA Today. Read full article. (link)

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