Wednesday, February 13, 2008

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Seasonal flu is here

Seasonal flu cases are mounting across the United States, according to headlines reported by APHA's Get Ready news Twitter. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that flu is currently widespread in more than 30 states. While this year's flu vaccine formula doesn't protect fully against all the strains that are out there right now, it's still your best bet for preventing the flu.

Among the seasonal flu headlines reported recently by the Get Ready news Twitter are:

*Seasonal flu now widespread in 31 states
*Seasonal flu shots target wrong strain but still worth having, says CDC
*Two children in New York state die from seasonal flu
*Hospital offers tips to avoid seasonal flu

*Flu cases on the rise at Tennessee hospitals
*Seasonal flu virus spreading in Arkansas, officials urge prevention

*Seasonal flu cases appear to be increasing in Sacramento
*Flu season is here, and western Pennsylvanians are feeling the effects
*Seasonal flu virus spreading in the mid-South
*Flu season now at peak in Colorado
*Doctors in southwestern Minnesota see more young seasonal flu sufferers

For links to these and dozens of other news stories and resources, visit the Get Ready Twitter.

New information is posted each weekday, so check back regularly for updates, or sign up for our RSS feed. Our Twitter headlines can also be read on the Get Ready for Flu blog.

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