After the worst flu season in years, nationwide epidemic is finally easing

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The CDC advised all Americans six months and older to get the flu shot this year.

The nationwide flu epidemic finally appears to be on the way out.

While influenza A(H3) viruses continue to be predominant this season, the percentage of respiratory tests resulting in positive diagnoses for influenza in clinical laboratories has decreased, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement.

“That’s a very good sign that activity is decreasing. There still is a lot of flu out there,” Dr. Alicia Fry who works in the influenza division at the CDC, told National Public Radio.

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