"The peak of flu season is usually in late January and early February", Khan said.
During the last week of December, some 4.1 percent of doctor visits in the USA were because of flu-like illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report known as FluView.
"The level of activity we have at this point is actually a little bit lower than what we saw at the same point previous year", Pedati said.
Kentucky now is reporting 1,457 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu, which is comparable to this time last season's number of cases (1,411).
At this point a year ago, there were 11,275 confirmed cases. The main flu strain now circulating is the Influenza A/H1N1.
IDPH says that while influenza activity was low for 10 weeks, flu activity has increased over the last three weeks and is being reported in every region of Iowa. We are averaging approximately 5-6 hospitalizations a day.
The predominant flu strain could also change later in the season, he said.
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Meng was arrested at the request of United States prosecutors and faces extradition on charges of violating sanctions on Iran. Neither China nor Canada has drawn a direct connection between the Meng case and the cases of the two other Canadians.
"It's really important that people still think about the flu, even though a lot of the hubbub around the start of the flu season has come to a close", Hu said.
"Less than 1 in 3 people in Wisconsin have received influenza vaccines".
27 people died from flu-related complications a year ago in Lexington.
Healthcare workers are also advised to avail of the vaccine in order to protect both themselves and those that they care for.
In February of past year, the flu vaccine advisory group of the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended changing two of the four components for the flu vaccine administered in the Northern Hemisphere.
Health officials urge everyone to get the flu vaccine, especially young children, the elderly and pregnant women, who are all the most susceptible to getting sick.
If you get the flu, antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza can make your illness less severe.
Dr. Rodriguez says wash your hands with soap and water if they are dirty, but if you think your hands are germ covered, she says it's better to reach for the sanitizer instead.