According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season peaks between December and February, but many parts of the country are currently seeing high flu activity in late March.
Experts are warning that the flu is not a joke, people can still die from the flu.
This flu season, the CDC estimates there have been at least 3.1 million flu cases, which have included 31,000 hospitalizations and around 1,800 deaths.
The CDC findings show that flu cases are rising in most places across the U.S. but are still lower than pre-pandemic seasons.
The highest levels of flu currently being recorded are in the central and south-central regions of the country. Number of cases are so high that some schools have had to cancel classes due to the surge of cases.
Experts believe that the measures that have been instituted post COVID pandemic have been useful and helpful in decreasing transmission of the influenza virus.
Typical flu symptoms:
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills.
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Possible vomiting and diarrhea,
If you have those symptoms, limit your exposure to other people to prevent the spread.