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CDC: Flu Activity Down from Last Week

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Thinkstock 021315 Flu?  SQUARESPACE CACHEVERSION=1423876661435AlexRaths/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the latest weekly data on flu activity on Friday, showing a drop in activity for the sixth consecutive week.

The CDC reports 11 pediatric flu deaths this week, bringing the seasonal total to 80. While the agency continues to say that flu figures represent an epidemic, the proportion of deaths has continued to fall.

Fifteen states reported high influenza-like illness activity this week, down from 26 the week before.



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