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Flu Season

2016-17 Influenza (Flu) Season

According to the CDC, the 2016-2017 influenza season is over and flu activity is low in the United States.

Flu Surveillance

The flu is unpredictable. While seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time flu activity peaks in between December and February, and activity can last as late as May. View the CDC’s FluView to monitor flu activity in the U.S. The CDC also receives weekly reports of hospitalizations and deaths that occur as a result of influenza. As of August 2017, 104 pediatric deaths have been reported to the CDC for the 2016-17 flu season.