According to the latest CDC reports, flu activity finally seems to be decreasing in parts of the United States. That is good news for people in the Eastern part of the country who have been dealing with very high levels of the flu since November.
Flu activity is still widespread in 42 states and seems to be the worst in the Western states right now. Of course, that doesn't mean you won't get it if you live somewhere else - you can get the flu at any time and it is still occurring above "baseline" levels across the country - but it isn't quite as widespread now as it has been for the past couple of months. This means we have likely seen the peak of this year's flu season and (hopefully) it will only get better from here.
If you do come down with flu symptoms and aren't sure if what you have is actually the flu or something else, we have plenty of resources to guide you here.
- Take the Quiz: Is It a Cold or the Flu?
- Common Flu Symptoms
- Flu Symptoms in Children
- What You Need to Know About the 2012 - 2013 Flu Season