Flu cases, as reported to the CDC have dropped again to 2,362 laboratory confirmed cases (FluView: http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/fluview/fluportaldashboard.html).
This marks 5 consecutive weeks that lab-confirmed cases have dropped. But, since CDC keeps revising numbers for previous weeks, this is hard to pin down. Research requires keeping previous sets of reported numbers to compare with current numbers.
But, the big picture is that out of US population of 312 million, only 2,362 cases have been confirmed.
We are still waiting for major media outlets to pick up this story. They continue to trumpet the CDC’s flu scare message.
By the numbers…
For Week 5 (ending Feb 2, 2013)
A (H3) 1026
2009 H1N1 74
A (Subtyping not Performed) 640