Influenza Update

March 13, 2010

As of the week of March 6, 2010, although flu is still with us, particularly in the Southeastern United States where the levels are listed as regional and sporadic, most of the rest of the country has very little activity.  Maine is still listed as having regional activity.  All positive flu cultures monitored by the CDC continue to be the novel H1N1 type, although there are reports of Influenza B cases in China and other parts of Asia.

So unless you are living in Maine or the Southeastern US (but not Florida), I think that Influenzinum can be discontinued.  No “3rd wave” has yet materialized, and the H1N1 virus has not mutated to any significant degree.  Now we wait until the fall …