CDC Warns Influenza Continues to Spread Across the US

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Published on November 29, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

CDC Warns Influenza Continues to Spread Across the US

CDC Warns Influenza, Continues to Spread , Across the US .

NBC reports that millions of people in the U.S. have reported cases of influenza since the beginning of October.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases are expected to continue rising as the holiday season continues.

We are likely to see an increase in the upcoming weeks, Lynnette Brammer, Epidemiologist and team lead of CDC’s domestic influenza surveillance team, via NBC.

The latest CDC data shows that an estimated 6.2 million flu cases have been recorded as well as 3,000 flu-related deaths.

According to the CDC, approximately 76% of those reported cases have been the H3N2 strain of influenza A, while the remainder have been H1N1.

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NBC reports that the 2022 flu season started unusually early, appearing alongside COVID and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to inundate hospital systems. .

NBC reports that the 2022 flu season started unusually early, appearing alongside COVID and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to inundate hospital systems. .

NBC reports that the 2022 flu season started unusually early, appearing alongside COVID and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) to inundate hospital systems. .

We are dealing with three very contagious respiratory viruses.

Our expectation is we are likely to see an increase in the upcoming weeks, Dr. Ashish Jha, Coordinator for the White House Covid-19 Task Force, via NBC.

Dr. Ashish Jha, coordinator for the White House COVID-19 Task Force, suggests that the wave of RSV cases may be close to receding.

Dr. Ashish Jha, coordinator for the White House COVID-19 Task Force, suggests that the wave of RSV cases may be close to receding.

Nationally, the numbers do seem to be turning down.

We'll want to see over the next couple of weeks where that goes.

But the preliminary evidence right now is pretty hopeful, Dr. Ashish Jha, Coordinator for the White House Covid-19 Task Force, via NBC.

However, Lynnette Brammer, team lead of CDC’s domestic influenza surveillance team, warns that , “It’s a pretty safe bet that flu activity is going to continue on for several more weeks or months.”


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