ATLANTA — According to last week’s FluView report, released Friday, influenza activity remains elevated nationally. Flu activity is likely to continue for several more weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded.
For the week of Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, the national proportion of people seeing their healthcare provider for influenza-like illness decreased slightly for the fifth week, but remains above the national baseline. All 10 regions continue to report ILI activity above their region-specific baseline level.
Seven states experienced high ILI activity (Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia); a decrease from the 10 states with high ILI activity last week. Twelve states experienced moderate ILI activity.