CDC Reports Epidemic Levels for Influenza and Pneumonia

pneumoniaDid you get your flu shot? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report we have hit epidemic levels for influenza and pneumonia for the first time this season. The CDC state the virus is widespread in 41 states this year with 28 deaths from 17 different states already in the 2013 to 2014 season. The highest condensation of ILI (“influenza like illness”) is currently (week of January 18th) in the lower half of the United States (including but not limited to: Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Kentucky). Is it time to hit the panic button?” When does turn into a influenza epidemic? Continue reading