Flu activity continues across the nation, with no end in sight for many weeks. For the week ending Jan. 27, the most recent week reported by the CDC's FluView,
flu was reported as widespread in every state except Hawaii and Oregon. Flu activity is considered "high" in 42 states, up from 39 in the previous week. There have been 53 pediatric deaths, up from 37 in the prior week. "We have not hit our peak yet, unfortunately," said Kristen Nordlund, a spokeswoman for the CDC. "It is not going down yet. Really, the bottom line is there is still likely many more weeks to go." The predominant influenza virus type has been A, mostly H3N2, and unfortunately the current vaccine has lagged in effectiveness against this strain.