Dec. 16, 2022 – It’s beginning to look less like an epidemic as seasonal flu activity “appears to be declining in some areas,” the CDC said this week.

Declines in a few states and territories were enough to lower national activity, as measured by outpatient visits for influenza-like illness, for the second consecutive week. This reduced the weekly number of hospital admissions for the first time this season, according to the CDC Influenza Division’s weekly FluView report.

Flu-related hospital admissions slipped to about 23,500 during the week of Dec. 4-10, after topping 26,000 the week before, based on data reported by…


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