Editor’s note: See cold and flu activity in your location with the WebMD tracker.

Jan. 3, 2023 – The 2022-23 influenza season got off to a fast and rather nasty start in October and November, but December brought a drop in infections instead of the usual surge, according to CDC data.

“Seasonal influenza activity remains high but is declining in most areas,” the CDC’s Influenza Division said last week in its weekly FluView report.

Nationally, 6.1% of outpatient visits for the week ending Dec. 24 were for influenza-like illness. Since that rate hit 7.5% in late November – the fastest start to…


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