PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Concern about the flu has gone up significantly in Oregon.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that 25 people were hospitalized because of the flu
That marks from Dec. 20th to Jan. 5th and is more than double the week before which was at 12.
Oregon and Washington are in the low activity level while many other states are at the high category.
The CDC said nationwide up to 7.3 million people have
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"Things have been sputtering for a couple weeks but late in late December things really picked up. We expect peak of the season to be later in month or Feb. which means now good time to get flu shot, "Paul Lewis with Multnomah County Health said.
The CDC said the flu is present in every state, thirty states have reported widespread flu activity, including Washington.
That's up from
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