Topics: Influenza, Vaccine, Influenzavirus B Pages: 4 (828 words) Published: February 26, 2015

Log on to the web site for the Centers for Disease Control Flu site. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/
On the right side of the page of, there is a USA map. Click on the USA maps to answer the following questions.

List a few states that currently have only local activity?
District of Columbia and Alaska

What states if any have widespread activity?
Widespread influenza activity was reported by Guam and 46 states (Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming).

What is Indiana’s status?
Widespread activity

Click on the world map.
What is the international situation right now?
In Europe influenza activity was still low, but the season seemed to have started. In eastern Asia, influenza activity increased with influenza A(H3N2) virus predominated. In northern and western Africa influenza activity increased with influenza B virus predominant. In tropical countries of the Americas, influenza activity increased in some countries of the Caribbean, decreased in Central America and was low in the tropical countries of South America. In tropical Asia, influenza activity increased slightly but remained low with influenza B predominating. In the southern hemisphere, influenza activity remained at low levels, though ILI activity remained high in several Pacific Islands.

Is there a particular part of the world where flu is currently active: If so, where? Pacific Islands
North America
North Africa

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