CDC says flu season has finally peaked

Posted at 11:35 PM, Mar 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-04 23:35:22-05

After months of record-breaking widespread illness, flu season has finally peaked, according to CDC officials.

According to the CDC’s weekly flu report. Five percent of all outpatient doctor’s visits last week were due to flu-like symptoms, down from 6.4% last week but more than double the non-flu-season average of 2.2%.

Seventeen more pediatric deaths were also reported during the week ending February 24, bringing the season total to at least 114 so far.

CDC officials are still recommending that unvaccinated people get the flu shot before season’s end. 

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