March 2, 2015
Influenza officially qualified as an epidemic on the week ending December 20, week 51 of 2014, because the proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza increased to the epidemic threshold of 6.8%, according to the CDC’s weekly FluView update.
As of March 2015, the number of cases in Parkersburg, WV have dramatically decreased, however, we are still seeing patients with the flu virus.
For the most current available news about this years flu season go to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm. For a current map of the states most affected by flu go here http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm