Seasonal flu widespread in the United States: CDC

January 4, 2014 12:16 AM

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Seasonal flu widespread in the United States: CDC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly half of the United States is reporting widespread influenza activity, most of it attributed to the H1N1 virus that caused a worldwide pandemic in 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

Thousands of people die every year from flu, which peaks in the United States between October and March. The flu is spreading quickly this season, with 25 states already reporting cases, the CDC said.

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