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The Flu Nearly Reached Epidemic Levels This Season

A specific strain of influenza A is especially prominent.
Posted at 4:02 PM, Jan 10, 2018

Cases of the flu were close to epidemic levels at the end of 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Specifically, cases of H3N2, a strain of influenza A, are high. H3N2 is especially dangerous and can be harder to contain.

A CDC official told "Good Morning America" this flu season reached its peak about a month earlier than normal. He said recent weather conditions and holiday travel could be to blame.