The number of people going to see the doctor for flu-like illness is increasing to the highest activity since the H1-N1 flu pandemic nearly 10 years ago, according to government health officials.
Children are getting hit hard this season at least 37 have died nationwide.
Schools are racing to contain the virus.
At least six districts in Oklahoma closed because too many staff and students called out sick.
“We’ve seen kids are really making up the predominant amount of influenza-like illness,” said Dr. Daniel jernigan, the CDC Influenza division director. “And they’re taking that back to school, it’s getting transmitted there, and I think that’s really what’s driving a lot the visits to the outpatient clinic right now.”
While flu activity is increasing in the northeast, the CDC says activity is decreasing in some west coast states.