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Flu season may have peaked but activity remains "elevated"

Data: Centers for Disease Control; Chart: Axios Visuals

The flu season may have peaked a couple weeks ago, but infection rates remain elevated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also announced another 13 reported influenza-associated deaths in children during the week ending Feb. 17, raising the total to 97 pediatric deaths so far this season.

"It looks like influenza-like-illness has peaked for the 2017-2018 season, but flu activity remains high and there are several more weeks of flu activity to come."
— CDC spokesman Ian Branam tells Axios