It’s almost summer, and flu is still spreading nationwide

May 9, 2022

The United States is in the midst of late-season rise in flu, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows, with nearly 1 in 10 positive tests reported at the mid-April peak.

But even with that uptick, an NBC News analysis of 7 years CDC data shows that this year’s flu season is still far below pre-pandemic levels.

“We’re on the late side of things,” said Dr. Carrie Horn, the chief medical officer at National Jewish Health in Denver. “But they’re not so high that we’re saying that there’s a flu epidemic.”

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