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Flu Season Still Hasn’t Peaked

We have not gotten hit with the flu, but we are getting over some other virus that is going around. I have heard others are still getting hit with the flu.

FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — This flu season continues to be the mildest in the past three years, U.S. health officials say.

But flu is still cropping up in new areas of the country, and flu season isn't over yet, the experts cautioned.

In most years, flu season peaks in February or early March, but as of this week, flu is still spreading and the peak is not in sight yet, according to Lynnette Brammer, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's influenza division.

"Flu activity is still going up," she said. "It's going to be a later peak." Brammer is still expecting the season to peak in March, but it could linger on until April.

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  • Jen

    I have heard the same about the flu going around right now.  Seems so odd.  I know a couple years ago, we got hit with it right before the winter holidays.  Not that it's ever a good time to get the flu, but just doesn't seem fair right now, what with all of the spring allergy stuff going on.