CDC says flu season is just beginning

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that the flu season may finally be starting up. So, it’s NOT too late to get your family immunized.

The blog says, “The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in its weekly FluView Surveillance Report that, for the first time this season, more than 10% of respiratory specimens collected in the US tested positive for the flu – 10.5%, versus 7.6% the prior week.”

According to the CDC, surpassing 10% is considered an indication that “flu season is beginning.”

In addition, “this week, California became the first state to report widespread flu activity this season.”

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