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Category Archives: Flu Facts

Weekly Flu Report, December 27, 2013 Posted on Dec 27

This week’s flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness continue to spike upwards in Massachusetts as we head into winter. There is still time to protect yourself and your family from getting or spreading the flu — get a flu shot! Plenty of flu vaccine   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 27, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, December 20, 2013 Posted on Dec 20

You’ll note a slight uptick in the rate of flu-like illness in the latest weekly flu report, indicating that flu season is gearing up as it usually does at this time of year. The good news is that there is still plenty of time to protect   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 20, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, December 13, 2013 Posted on Dec 13

The latest weekly flu report shows a slight decrease in the amount of flu-like illness in the state, when compared to last week. These types of slight weekly variations in flu rates shouldn’t distract from the overall fact that we can expect flu rates to climb   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 13, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, December 6, 2013 Posted on Dec 6

This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness have increased since last week, which is in keeping with how flu season typically tends to develop in this part of the country. We likely won’t see the season peak until we’re into February or even March,   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 6, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, November 29th, 2013 Posted on Nov 29

This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts are remained stable to how they appeared last week. Using past years as our guide, however, we know that flu season in Massachusetts tends to get going in a more meaningful way as we head   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 29th, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, November 22, 2013 Posted on Nov 22

This week’s flu report shows a slight uptick in the amount of flu-like illness being reported by health care providers across the state. This in keeping with how flu season tends to ramp at this time of the year in New England. As we head into   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 22, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, November 15th Posted on Nov 15

Welcome to the “Flu Facts” section of the Department of Public Health blog. Every week from now until the end of flu season, you’ll see the latest weekly data on the impact of influenza in Massachusetts. The weekly report is designed to provide a snapshot   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 15th

Weekly Flu Report, May 24, 2013 Posted on May 24

Weekly Flu Report, May 24, 2013

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health  As you can see in this week's flu report (Word| PDF), flu activity remains low across Massachusetts.  On a programming note, this will be the final flu report of the season.   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, May 24, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, May 17, 2013 Posted on May 17

Weekly Flu Report, May 17, 2013

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health  As you can see in this week's flu report, (Word|PDF) flu activity in Massaachusetts remains low by all indicators. And a heads up, the CDC flu reporting season ends this weekend, so   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, May 17, 2013

Weekly Flu Report, May 10, 2013 Posted on May 10

Weekly Flu Report, May 10, 2013

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health  This week's flu report (Word|PDF) indicates that flu activity remains low across the state, as expected for this time of year.