Check Your Health | Stories - Flu Cases on the Rise
Friday, January 18 2013, 02:08 PM MST
Flu Cases on the Rise
(KUTV) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its weekly report today and the news is no better. Thirty states are reporting high levels of flu-like illness. 9 additional pediatric deaths have also been reported since last week. Since the flu season began last month, 29 children have died from influenza.

Health officials in Utah are still reporting high levels of influenza. Nationwide, there was an uptick in the number of cases from last week’s report. It’s not known when the flu season will peak. The new report uses data collected by the CDC up through January 12. The predominate strain of the flu this season continues to be influenza A H3N2, which can pose bigger problems for young children and the elderly, according to the CDC.

Symptoms of influenza include:
- Fever
- Aches and pains
- Weakness
- Dry cough
- Sore Throat.

It is not too late to get a flu shot. To find out where you can get a flu shot, visit:

To read the weekly report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visit:

(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcasting Group.) Flu Cases on the Rise

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