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Weekly Flu Report, December 2, 2019

Massachusetts Department of Public Health weekly influenza update

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This week's report

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  • Influenza severity for Massachusetts is low this week.
  • Influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts is low but increasing this week, consistent with activity levels seen in the last two years.
  • The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts is low and comparable to the last two flu seasons in the same week.
  • At this point in the 2019-2020 flu season, both influenza A and influenza B have been identified in Massachusetts.
  • Nationally, influenza-like illness activity is low but increasing, consistent with typical levels of activity at this time of year.
  • Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at and FluView Interactive

 Flu season has begun and the best time to get your flu shot is now!

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Date published: December 2, 2019