Flu activity across the country remains at elevated levels but shows some signs of slowing, yet 15 influenza-related deaths in children were reported, bringing the season total to 56, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today in its weekly update.

In addition, the H3N2 strain—which typically causes more severe symptoms—has overtaken 2009 H1N1 as the predominant strain.

Europe is likewise seeing co-circulation of H1N1 and H3N2, according to a report yesterday from across the Atlantic.

US numbers still elevated

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