Late Flu Wave Hits Northeast

Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 09:46 AM

 

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A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.
 
Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states. Rhode Island is the latest to join the list which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Jersey and New York.

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Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the flu season started in December and peaked by mid-January, and most of the illnesses were swine flu.
But, as happens some years, there's a second wave of a milder flu strain.

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