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CDC Says The Flu Season Finally Peaked But That It's Far From Over

Flu season has peaked, but it will likely last "many more weeks," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted at 3:02 PM, Mar 02, 2018

This year's flu season has finally peaked, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but it's not over quite yet. A CDC spokeswoman said there are "many more weeks of flu season to go."

The agency's weekly influenza report said high activity continued in 32 states. Five percent of people visited doctors complaining of flu-like symptoms, compared with 6.4 percent the week before. It also reported 17 more pediatric flu-related deaths, bringing the season's total to 114.

The CDC still recommends getting a flu shot, especially if the virus is still going around in your area. 

On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began working on the 2018-19 flu vaccine, striving to make it more effective.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.