CDC: Flu activity ‘decreasing’

Posted at 11:40 AM, Feb 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-17 11:40:24-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza activity is still elevated but is decreasing and some key indicators that measure severity are leveling off or decreasing also.

The CDC does say that flu activity is likely to continue for several more weeks.

Flu Map

The cumulative hospitalization rate for people 65 years and older is the highest of any age group, but the rate of increase has slowed.

The agency added that flu activity has been elevated for 12 consecutive weeks nationally. An average season lasts about 13 weeks — however, because this season started relatively early, it could last longer than average.