Flu season continues its spring-like thaw

March 21, 2014 10:27 PM

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Flu's winter grip on the nation continued to thaw last week, with a key marker—clinic visits for flulike illness—falling below the national baseline for the first time in 14 weeks, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

The clinic visit marker had hugged the 2% baseline level for the past few weeks, but it fell to 1.7% last week, the CDC said. However, the situation varied in different parts of the country, with 4 of the CDC's 10 regions still reporting clinic visit activity above baseline for flu.

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