Jan. 5, 2015 — The flu is increasing in intensity and spreading throughout much of the country, the CDC said in its weekly flu update.
And it will get worse before it gets better.
“Flu activity is expected to continue in the coming weeks, with increases occurring especially in those states that have not yet had significant activity,” according to the CDC.
“Nationally, the country is likely to continue to experience several more weeks of flu activity. … Most of the northeast and west of the country has yet to experience the full brunt of the flu season.”
Only one state, Hawaii, reported “sporadic” flu activity through Dec. 27, according to the agency. Six more — California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Alaska, and Maine — reported significant activity, along with Puerto Rico. The flu was at “widespread” levels in the other 43 states, an increase from 36 the previous week.