Mass Public Health Blog

Promoting public health & wellness in Massachusetts

Category Archives: Flu Facts

Weekly Flu Report, May 23, 2014 Posted on May 23

Rates of flu-like illness continued their overall decline as flu season winds down in Massachusetts, according to the latest weekly flu report. This week marks the final edition of the Weekly Flu Report for the season. Here’s to a safe and fun summer, and we’ll   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, May 23, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, May 16, 2014 Posted on May 16

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness ticked up slightly from the previous week. We can expect to see fluctuations like this in the coming weeks as we head further into spring.

Weekly Flu Report, May 9, 2014 Posted on May 9

This week’s flu report shows that while we are still at widespread activity, the number of reported flu cases has been going down the last three weeks.

Weekly Flu Report, May 2, 2014 Posted on May 2

Rates of flu-like illness declined slightly in Massachusetts over the course of the past week. Full details can be found in the latest Weekly Flu Report, here.

Weekly Flu Report, April 25, 2014 Posted on Apr 25

This week’s flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness dipped slightly as compared to last week’s data. Flu season is not over yet, though, and we can expect to continue to see some level of flu activity as we get further into spring.

Weekly Flu Report, April 18, 2014 Posted on Apr 18

This week’s flu report shows a late-season increase in the rate of flu-like illness in the state – an indication of the unpredictability of flu and a reminder of the importance of taking simple measures to stop the spread of illness in our homes and communities.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 18, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, April 4, 2014 Posted on Apr 4

This week’s flu report shows a dip in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, there is still flu vaccine available at assorted health care providers and pharmacies across Massachusetts – it’ s not too late.

Weekly Flu Report, March 21, 2014 Posted on Mar 21

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight downward trend in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts. Flu can be unpredictable, though, and we can expect flu to continue to spread at some level in Massachusetts as we make our way through spring. That’s why it’s important   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 21, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, March 14, 2014 Posted on Mar 14

This week’s flu report shows that the rate of flu-like illness increased slightly in Massachusetts over the past seven days. This is in keeping with the unpredictable nature of flu, which during flu season can rise and drop several times over the course of the season.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 14, 2014

Weekly Flu Report, March 7, 2014 Posted on Mar 7

According to this week’s flu report, while rates of flu-like illness are decreasing, flu still remains elevated across the state.  So remember, even as we transition out of winter and into spring, we can still expect to see flu cases in Massachusetts. If you’re interested in getting vaccinated it’s not too late –   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 7, 2014