Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 30th, 2001
Flu-like illness accounted for 1.4% of doctor visits across the nation in late November, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. A level of 1.9% or higher is seen as an increased level of flu.
"It's relatively low, but it's not expected to be high at this time of year,'' said Alicia Postema, a CDC infectious disease specialist. "It's too early to know what the season's going to hold.''
The flu, which kills about 20,000 Americans each year, usually peaks from January to...
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