Influenza activity continues to accelerate in the United States, with influenza-like illness (ILI) levels elevated for the sixth straight week, 30 states reporting widespread flu, and nine newly confirmed flu-related deaths in children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in its weekly update.

The season had started earlier than recent post–2009-pandemic years and has seen the influenza B strain predominating, which is unusual early in a flu season.

At least 3.7 million ill

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