After many hospitals observed an unusually high number of admissions connected to the flu this season, the spread of influenza, also known as the flu, is beginning to slow down in several regions across the United States.
The number of flu-related hospitalizations decreased for a second week in a row, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), following a similar fall in the percentage of flu-related medical visits during 3 weeks.
Health officials reported on Friday that 6.3% of outpatient visits last week were brought on by symptoms matching the flu, down from 7.5% only one month earlier.
The head of the CDC’s Domestic Influenza Surveillance team, Lynnette Brammer, stated, “It appears that this initial wave of (flu) activity, it seems we’ve experienced the worst of that.”
Brammer recommended individuals take caution and follow health safety practices during the weeks-long fall because CDC data shows “high or very high” flu infection in 45 states.
Brammer advised, “It’s not over yet.”
Infectious diseases specialist Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University dismissed the current pattern, describing it as noticeable but not suggestive of the Flu’s seasonal spread.
He claimed, viruses enjoy making you look silly when you estimate what they would do.