Flu activity decreasing, CDC says
January 25th, 2013
01:15 PM ET

Flu activity decreasing, CDC says

Flu activity is still high, but is decreasing in many parts of the country, according to a report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention examining data from the week of January 13 to 19.

A total of 47 states reported "widespread" geographic influenza activity, down from 48 last week. "Widespread" means that more than 50% of geographic regions in a state - counties, for example - are reporting flu activity. This is a measure of the spread of the flu, not its severity.

High levels of influenza-like illness were seen in 26 states, representing a decrease from the 30 reported last week. Cases in the Southwest and Northwest were rising, but levels seem seem to be declining in the South, Southeast, New England and the Midwest.

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  1. banasy©

    I wish I could report that my flu is decreasing, but I feel just as awful as I did a few days ago...this flu is tenacious!

    January 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Sending you some cyber soup banasy, hope you feel better. Mine began on Dec. 14, I was in bed for 6 days, and for 2 weeks after I was weak. When I was lying in bed I just hoped that someone noticed to bring me water. lol. My one son brought my husband and I soup. Thank goodness for children.

      January 25, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    banasy hope you feel better. Sending you some cyber soup.

    January 25, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    I was down for 6 days and weak for another 2 weeks.

    January 25, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Okay, this difficulty in posting is getting ridiculous.
    I'm feeling better, Mama, after a week...finally!

    January 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Hey @ Mama, whats the recipe for cyber soup? Lol just teasin ya of course.

    January 26, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |