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Weekly Flu Report, October 11, 2019

Massachusetts Department of Public Health weekly influenza update

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This week's report


  • Influenza severity and Influenza-like illness activity for Massachusetts is low this week.
  • The percent of influenza-associated hospitalizations in Massachusetts is comparable to last two flu seasons in the same week.
  • At this early point in the 2019-2020 flu season, influenza A is more common than Influenza B.
  • Nationally, flu activity is low, 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: October 11, 2019