The new flu season is ramping up across the U.S. with growing reports of illness. For the first time since the 2009 influenza pandemic, H1N1 is the dominant circulating flu strain early in the season, according to Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC says flu activity is increasing nationwide and is already high in six states: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma and Missouri.
Regional influenza activity was reported by Guam and 23 states, including Georgia. The others are Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington.