The influenza activity reported by state and territorial epidemiologists indicates geographic spread of influenza viruses, but does not measure the severity of influenza activity.

My favorite site for flu data, distribution and spread in the U.S. is the CDC Flu Weekly site. Good data looking at trends state-by-state as well as flu types, age groups, hospitalizations and deaths.

The flu season continues to be a bad one with Influenza A (H3N2) being the predominant strain. This strain first emerged during the 1968 Flu Pandemic and is known for causing serious illness.

This is a good time for emphasizing hand hygiene, cough protocols and stay at home if you are sick guidelines at your workplace.

Achool!

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/