A dip in reported national flu activity may mean influenza season is ending early, but cases remain widespread in Michigan.
"Influenza activity remains high in parts of the country, but is declining nationally," according to the Center for Disease Control.
Thirty-eight states, including Michigan, reported widespread geographic influenza activity for the week ending Feb. 2, 2013--down from 42 states the previous week, the CDC stated.
This flu season has been especially severe for seniors 65 and older and the organization recommends the flu vaccine while viruses are still circulating.
Basic hygiene, such as coughing into a tissue and hand-washing, are among tips for flu prevention. People with the flu are encouraged to stay home to rest to avoid spreading it, Dr. Kevin Lokar, medical director for the Macomb County Health Department, has said.
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