Flu Cases on the Decline

February 1, 2023
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Seasonal influenza activity continues to decline across the country.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday in its weekly influenza report.

Why It Matters: After an early and fast start to the flu season in the fall, cases are now declining across the country. Flu season most often peaks in February, but this season saw a nationwide surge in late November and December. While timing and duration of the flu season fluctuates, the CDC reports that "significant activity can last as late as May." The CDC's most recent data, however, shows a notable decline in cases for the time being.

Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report (CDC – updated January 27, 2023)

by Jenna Lee,