CDC adds color purple for new highest level of flu outbreak
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has added a new color to its flu outbreak chart. The color purple is not typically seen on the flu map. However, some states have jumped from a “high” activity level (light red) to a “very high” activity level (purple).
According to the CDC Cumulative Rate chart, seniors and small children are the sickest. Their flu rates doubled in the U.S. within a two-week period.
More information about influenza activity levels can be found by visiting the CDC’s Flu View Interact Map.
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