The centers for disease control and prevention says that the nationwide flu activity is going down but is still “elevated”
According to the centers for disease control, this flu season is now tied as the longest in the last five years, at 20 weeks.
For comparison, the last five averaged 16 weeks.
While flu activity continues to decrease, it remains higher than normal for this time of year.
Since last october, the C.D.C. Estimates there have been hundreds of thousands of flu hospitalizations and at least 34.9 million flu illnesses.
Anyone can get the flu but there are ways to protect yourself, such as a vaccination.
They are particularly important for those who are high risk for getting the flu, like young children, pregnant women, and people over 65.
The C.D.C. Also urges everyday preventive measures like avoiding close contact with anyone who is sick and washing your hands often with soap and water.