Flu shows signs of US comeback after holiday hiatus

Source: Axios

“Public health authorities are seeing signs of a second wave of increased flu activity, particularly in the Midwest and parts of the South, after a post-holiday lull of respiratory illness. More than half of Americans haven’t had a flu shot, per the Centers for Disease Control, increasing the odds for sustained high levels of disease spread through February and posing challenges for some stressed medical systems. … Surveillance data showed Georgia, New Mexico, New York City and South Carolina had ‘very high’ flu activity, followed by nine other states mostly in the South, plus the District of Columbia.” (02/05/24)